Pork loin Chops, the pork version of Rib steaks, bone in of course. Favorite way to make 'em, season with salt & pepper, cook over a solid bed of charcoal, with a bit of maple wood thrown on top of the coals. Cover and Q for about 7 minutes per side with all vents open.
Opposite end of the spectrum - heat heavy, lidded frying pan over medium high heat.Lightly oil the pan and trow the chops in. Cook on one side for four minutes to lightly brown. While the chops are cooking, heat another burner to low. Flip, add 2 tbs good Sherry wine to the pan. Move the pan to the low burner, cover, and simmer for another 5 minutes.
Take inch and a half thick chops, and slit the sides with a sharp knife to make a pocket to separate the top from the bottom. Stuff with either apples, ginger, and brown sugar, or with a savory - sage bread dressing. Season the outside with S & P. Dredge in flour, dip in egg wash, then in Panko Bread crumbs. Bake at 350 for 40 minutes.
Slice boneless chops into 1/2 inch cubes. Season with S & P, ground ginger, a pinch of Chines 5-spice powder, granulated garlic, and granulated onion. Make a batter of 1/2 cup ap flour, 1/2 cup cornstarch, 2 tsp. double-acting baking powder, 1/2 tsp salt, 1 medium egg, and 1 cup water. Dip the pork cubes in the Tempura batter and deep fry until golden brown. Serve with noodles and stir-fried veggies.
Combine 1/8 cup soy sauce, 2 tbs. vinegar, 1/2 chopped fresh onion, 2 colves garlic - minced, 1/4 cup brown sugar, 2 tbs. corn starch. Marinate pork cubes for 20 minutes. Heat 2 inches of oil to 335 ' F. Slowly add pork to the hot oil. Remove when the coating turns opaque (white). Add to stir-fries, or other Asian dishes, or serve alongside a bed of rice with snow peas on the side.
B.T.; if you need more pork recipes, you know that I have a cookbook on nothing but pork. Just let me know.
Oh, and always purchase pork with the bone, even if you are going to use the boneless meat. The bones make great broth, or can be used to flavor baked beans, pea soup, bean soup, etc.
Seeeeeeya; Chief Longwind of the North