Pork Chop Rant

posted 3 years ago in Married Life
Post # 3
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863 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

@Nona99:  I’m curious, where does one aquire the world’s worst pork chops from? Because I have NEVER tasted a pork chop like that before. I can relate to pulling something out of the fridge or feeezer for dinner and wondering why the fuck you bought it. I’m the exact same with tofu. I just hate the goddamn stuff so much but every time I think ‘well a lot of people love it, and it’s so heathy’ and resolve to give it another try. Then I realize a week later it’s all we have for dinner that night and remember how much I hate it. 

Post # 4
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391 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@Nona99:  I’ve never met a pork chop I’ve liked in my own kitchen either.  Thankfully my husband doesn’t eat pork (bacon is fine though?)!  I have had some good ones from restaurant kitchens, maybe the secret is more butter?

Post # 7
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1088 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@Nona99:  I’m sorry for you pork chop nightmare but your post made me almost spit out my own dinner with laughter!

Post # 8
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3557 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

My mom made porkchops in one of those oven roasting bags like for chickens once and they were almost not dry. Personally I find smothering it in applesauce helps quite a bit.

Post # 9
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9137 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

The secret is mayo, lots of mayo.  It’s even better when you add some seasonings to the mayo (I like Tony Chacker’s Creole Seasoning) then roll it in panko or Italian breadcrumbs.  Wrap it in a homemade aluminum foil bag and bake at 350 until the meat is 145 degree. Then open the top of the foil and broil for a minute or two to crisp the crumbs.

The foil makes cleanup a breeze.  You just fold it up and toss it in the trash.  No need to look at it.

The bone part is pretty awful sometimes so I have just given in and paid the extra few cents for butterflied chops which my husband stuffs with parmesan cheese before rolling in egg and Italian breadcrumbs.

Post # 10
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: February 1994

@Nona99:  I LOL-ed so hard I almost peed in my pants. 

I hate being an old woman.  

Post # 11
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3869 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I don’t like porkchops much either, especially bone-in, but if you have a crockpot, try cooking them in that (with sauce or seasonings) – it should help the dryness.

This post cracked me up, though!

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I don’t know what you do with your porkchops, but we marinate ours in italian dressing.  And then put on more while they are cooking.  I agree that they can get really dry, but the italian dressing does the trick for us.

Post # 13
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1343 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@Nona99:  While I am not recommending that you lie…. 

But in order to preserve your good day, you could tell him that you can’t stomach pork chops tonight and offer to make something yourself? Which is the truth! 🙂 Maybe he can take the leftovers from your portion to work the next day? 

I hate pork… my husband knows this and luckily I cook. So I can’t imagine feeling forced to eat something that I didn’t like. 

Post # 14
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10748 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2014

This is how my mom always made pork chops, and they were so dry and disgusting. My sister and I were talking to her about meat one time and how we like our steaks so that they’re still juicy and tender. She blurted out something about how she doesn’t like juicy meat and we immediately jumped on that and said how it would explain her pork chops! 

Post # 15
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2565 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

Pork is magical.  Bacon, ham, pork loin, pulled pork… You are seriously cooking your pork wrong if it is dried out and chewing on leather.  And no, you don’t need butter or mayo, or a bunch of other crap to make pork tender and taste delicious.

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