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Culinary Carrie: Grilled Maple Brined Pork Chop Sandwich

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Ingredients
  Pork chops 4 (1 ¼ in thick)
  Black pepper 2 Teaspoon
  Bread roll 4 (King’s Hawaiian bread)
For the brine
  Water 8 Ounce
  Apple cider 4 Ounce
  Maple syrup 4 Ounce
  Fresh thyme sprigs 1⁄2
  Sugar 1 1⁄2 Ounce
  Kosher salt 2 1⁄2 Ounce (Soaked in brine and brine discarded)
  Garlic 4 Clove (20 gm), slice
  Soy sauce 2 Ounce
  Black peppercorns 1 Teaspoon
  Bay leaves 2 Small
Directions

GETTING READY
1. Trim the pork chops of excess fat.
2. In a nonreactive container, combine water, apple cider, sugar, salt, soy sauce, maple syrup and fresh thyme.
3. Stir well until the salt and sugar is completely dissolved.
4. Add the pork chops to the brine, and allow brining for 2 hours or overnight, and allow to air dry before grilling.
5. Add the garlic and bay leaves at this point.

MAKING
6. After 2 hours remove the pork chops and pay them on a paper towel.
7. Heat up your grill and season the pork chops with pepper and grill the chops 3 minutes on each side or until internal temperature reaches 145 F.

SERVING
8. Serve the pork chops as a sandwich.

Things You Will Need
grill pan
nonreactive container

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Channel: 
BBQnGrill
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Snack
Feel: 
Meaty
Method: 
Grilling
Dish: 
Sandwich
Ingredient: 
Pork Chop
Restriction: 
High Protein
Preparation Time: 
140 Minutes
Cook Time: 
30 Minutes
Ready In: 
170 Minutes
Servings: 
4

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