Vote for America’s Top #ChopGriller
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It’s time to vote for America’s Top #ChopGriller! The National Pork Board narrowed the #ChopGriller entries down to eight finalists, and we get to vote to determine the winner!
And by “we”, I mean “you”. Unfortunately, I’m not eligible to vote.
Vote now at: PorkBeInspired.com/ChopGriller
So, why vote? One, because you have to look at these great grilling ideas. (Two that I thought were particularly clever – Mary Edwards’s brined Porterhouse pork chop and Alan Bowman’s reverse seared New York Strip chop.) Two, because if you vote, you can win. Every vote is an entry in a drawing for a Large Big Green Egg® Grill Package and summer’s worth of pork!
Voting is open from June 2nd through June 13th. You can vote once a day, so do it in the old Chicago style – vote early and vote often!
- Don’t overcook the chops. Cook pork chops to an internal temperature between 145°F for medium-rare to 160°F for medium, followed by a three minute rest. (Measure the temperature in the thickest part of the chop with an instant read thermometer.)
- Cook thicker chops high/low. Start the chops over high heat to sear them with grill marks, then move them over indirect heat, close the lid, and let them slowly come to 145°F.
- Cook thin chops high and quick, and worry about browning one side. For ultra-thin chops I get my grill ripping hot and do most of the cooking on one side to get a dark brown, crispy crust. Then, if they’re not cooked through, I flip them and give them another minute on the other side. This gives me a golden, brown and delicious without overcooking.
- Brine your chops. Dissolve 1/4 cup table salt and 2 tablespoons of brown sugar in 1 quart of water, then soak the chops in the brine for 4 hours. Brined chops are moist, juicy, seasoned all the way through, and the brine gives you a little cushion if you happen to overcook the chops (or prefer them cooked to medium).
Here is a video of more Top #ChopGriller BBQ Grilling Tips from the National Pork Board:
Don’t forget to vote at PorkBeInspired.com/ChopGriller, and keep on grilling!