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Old 12-22-2010, 01:03 PM   #11
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Bone-in has some fat still attached, whereas boneless is very lean. Bone-in is more forgiving, whereas boneless has to be cooked more precisely to achieve your preference for doneness. Stuffed boneless makes a terrific pregnant presentation.

One little tip I usually use for chops, especially thin slices, is to clip the outer ring of fat here and there with scissors. It prevents it from curling; same principle as scoring the skin of fish.
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Old 12-22-2010, 01:07 PM   #12
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Thanks everyone, this is exactly the kind of info I was looking for! I will take a look and see what chops are available. If the bone in look thicker/better then I will get those as long as they aren't too expensive.
Bone in chops should run around 25 cents cheaper than the boneless. If the ones in the counter are too thin, often the butcher will cut them for you from the loin. Costco sells both.
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Old 12-22-2010, 01:19 PM   #13
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I buy a whole boneless pork loin at Costco. I can almost never find bone in pork for that cheap.
I like the whole roast too. I get another meaty bone for beans, plus several dinner size packs of cooked pork for freezing.

Every once in a great while the local Rouses store will have a family size pork steaks on sale. They are good for stuffing, and have more flavor than center cut.
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Old 12-22-2010, 01:43 PM   #14
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Other than pork Tenderloin, bacon, etc, I told my DW 30 years ago...The next time she brought a piece of boneless pork into the house, I was gonna file papers on her










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Old 12-22-2010, 03:26 PM   #15
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Other than pork Tenderloin, bacon, etc, I told my DW 30 years ago...The next time she brought a piece of boneless pork into the house, I was gonna file papers on her
At least you might have an exuse. My wife doesn't cook so not even a chanse here for filing the papers.
Generaly speaking bone will have more flavor even if it is a plain beef stake.
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I buy a whole boneless pork loin at Costco. I can almost never find bone in pork for that cheap.
Yeah, they are always for sale at Food Basics or No Frills. I cut about 2/3 into chops for the freezer and leave the fatter end for things like pulled pork in the slow cooker, or souvlaki. I'll never buy the bone in while the boneless is cheaper.
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Thanks everyone, the meal turned out great! I need more practice at creating pockets and stuffing meat though. Two "worked" and two did not.
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Old 12-28-2010, 09:26 PM   #18
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I agree that bone-in has more flavor, but for this recipe I'd use boneless, just for ease of preparation and to more easily get a consistent temperature.
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