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How To Prevent Pork Chops From Drying Out
Pork chops are just about the perfect weeknight protein as they can work with any number of sauces, spices, and cooking techniques to produce a satisfying meal, but dry, tough chops are nobody's idea of a good time. Thankfully, there is a simple solution to prevent dry pork chops, and it has the added benefit of making them tastier too.
You can counteract pork chops' lack of fat by butter basting them to keep your chops juicy while coating them with flavor. Just add a few tablespoons of butter into your pan; once it melts, simply tilt the pan toward you and spoon it over your chops until they hit the ideal internal temperature of 145 degrees Fahrenheit.
To liven up your basting mixture and add extra depth to your pork, toss in some herbs, chiles, or garlic to let the hot butter draw out the herbal flavors, and once they’re done cooking, let your chops rest for at least five minutes per inch. You can also spoon whatever butter is left over the rested chops before enjoying your meal.