Kirsten Goldberg was one of the pantry cooks at Boulevard. One night when I was eating at the counter opposite her station, I asked her if she had a favorite pork recipe to contribute to my book. She didn't hesitate a second and replied, "The pork chops with country gravy my mom served for breakfast." null Most times when I've had fried chops, I've been disappointed because the meat is always ends up dry from overcooking. The solution is to give the chops a quick soaking in a simple flavor brine of salt, sugar and water. If you're serving them for breakfast, brine them the night before for 2 to 4 hours. Remove the chops from the brine and keep them, wrapped, in the refrigerator until you're ready to cook them. Otherwise make breakfast a little later ? 2 hours in the brine should be enough to make them succulent. null Serve these chops in true Midwestern style with warm biscuits ? some folks spoon the gravy over the biscuits as well as the chops ? and fried or poached eggs. If you're really feeling like going "whole hog", serve up a mess of grits, too.
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