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Irish Pork Recipes Brined Pork Loin Chop Recipe

Irish Pork Recipe - Brined Irish Pork Chops

This is a great recipe to add more flavour into your pork chops.  This brine not only allows for more flavour to be added into the pork chop but also make the pork chop moist and less prone to drying out.

Course Main Course
Cuisine Irish
Keyword easy brine, easy pork brine, easy pork chop brine, easy pork chop recipe, how to brine pork, how to brine pork chops, how to cook pork chops, irish pork chop recipe
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 13 minutes
Total Time 23 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 409 kcal


  • 4 Irish Pork Loin Chops
  • 800 ml Water
  • 1 tbsp Salt
  • 1 tbsp Sugar
  • 5 or 6 Black pepper corn
  • 1 Bay leaf
  • 3 Whole cloves of garlic
  • 1 tbsp Dried rosemerry or 1 sprig fresh


  1. Bring 200ml of the water to a boil and add in all the ingredient except the pork.  Stir everything until it is combined.

  2. Mix in the rest of the cold water to the brine solution and allow to cool down.

  3. Once the brine is cold place the pork chops into a non-metal container and cover with the brine solution.  Cover the container and place in the refrigerator for 5 to 6 hours.

  4. After 5 or 6 hours heat a heavy based frying pan and when it is very hot turn the heat down to medium.  Add the oil to the pan and fry the pork chops for 4 minutes on each side.  Ensure that the pork chops are fully cooked then set aside to rest for 4 to 5 minutes before serving. Enjoy.

Recipe Notes

This is a basic brine recipe and add a nice flavour as well as moisture to your pork chops. 

You can add other flavours like juniper berries or various herbs. Play about making your own recipe once you have tried this one of course.

Serve with some buttery mash potatoes with steamed vegetables with a nice apple sauce. You won't get better than that.