My mom is home from surgery and doing well. She does lots of the cooking in our home so while she is recuperating, my dad and I will be sharing in the cooking detail. Last night I cooked pork chops which were tender and juicy, which isn’t always easy when cooking pork chops. I learned how to bake pork chops years ago when I prepared my first chop and they were hard as a rock! I remember saying to my mom, “what’s the deal with pork chops, they are like eating a card board!” She laughed and said, “well did you use a meat tenderizer mallet?” Needless to say, I used one from that day forward. Mine is from Williams Sonoma but you can use any type of mallet.
Recipe slightly adapted from all-recipes.
How to bake pork chops can be tricky if you don’t use a meat tenderizer mallet. I use the mallet on every piece of meat I cook including chicken! ha. I am sure some of you will disagree with that method but it works for me, so why not right? I remember in college, I cooked a steak for a new boyfriend that turned out disgusting and hard as a rock. I wish I knew about meat tenderizer mallets way back then! 🙂