Best Pork Chops Ever

Prep Time 00:10 Cook Time 00:18 Total Time 0:28 Serves 4


    For the Brine

    • 3 cups water
    • 3 tablespoons sea salt
    • 2 bay leaves
    • 2 cloves crushed garlic
    • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
    • 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper
    • 2 inches fresh ginger, thinly sliced
    • 2 tablespoons honey
    • 1/4 cup coconut aminos

    For the Pork Chops

    • 1 teaspoon sea salt
    • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
    • 2 tablespoons garlic ghee, or other fat of choice


    1. Combine all brine ingredients in a medium saucepan. Bring the ingredients to a boil for 2-3 minutes until the salt is dissolved, then set aside and let cool. 
    2. Once water has come to room temperature, pour it into a large bowl along with the pork chops. Let brine for at least 30 minutes and up to 4 hours.
    3. Preheat the oven to 350 F. 
    4. Add ghee to a cast iron and heat over medium-high. 
    5. Remove the pork chops from the brine, pat dry, and season with salt and pepper on both sides. Add the pork chops to the pan and cook for 3-4 minutes, until browned, then flip and cook for an additional 1-2 minutes, until slightly browned (they will continue to brown in the oven) then place in oven to cook for an additional 10 minutes. 
    6. Remove pork chops from oven and let rest for 5-10 minutes. 


    Recipe Notes

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