sliced pork chops cure with bone

Discussion in 'Curing' started by johndeer, Feb 5, 2014.

  1. Got a question for the great ones.
    what I having is about 15# of fresh sliced chops that are about 1inch thich that still have the bone. Could I cure them in Pops brine without injecting and then cold smoke?
  2. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Yes.... generally under 2" thick.... no injection necessary.... 1" thick I would put in the brine for 4-5 days, rinse and dry, and let sit in the refer for a day or so then cook or smoke.... A warm smoke at 120 ish for an hour or 2 then cook in the BBQ per normal would be what we call a reverse sear.... times and temps for this process can be changed for personal preference.... keep notes and adjust until you have a product you like....
  3. Would the end result of this end up something like a ham steak?
  4. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Anywhere from ham to bacon..... depends on salt content and who knows what else.... I sure don't....
  5. woodcutter

    woodcutter Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I did what you are doing with Pop's brine and had excellent ham steaks. Smoke until 145 for nice juicy chops. Now you have me wanting to go shopping.
  6. In the south here this is fine eatin (cured smoked pork chops with homemade macaroni cheese and butterbeans or collerd greens and lace cornbread). Just pan fry or grill or cooked in the oven .
    Its great to live here
  7. Thanks guys

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