Sage-Garlic-Brined Pork Chops

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By Michael Ruhlman

Published 2011

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Pork is one of the best meats to brine because brine helps pork stay juicy. Overcooking pork is perhaps the main way people err when they prepare it; brining allows a little leeway when cooking the pork. It’s also a way to infuse the meat with flavors—here shallot, lemon, pepper, and sage.

The following brine can be increased or decreased if you want to brine more or fewer chops. Just make sure that the salt level remains at 5 percent (see for the cor