Maple-Brined Granola Pork Chops



4 c. cold water

1/4 c. kosher salt

2 Tbsp. brown sugar

1/2 c. maple syrup

6 thin-cut pork chops

2 c. Golden Girl Granola Forest Maple granola

1/4 c. canola oil

2 eggs

1/2 c. flour

salt and pepper, to taste

fresh chopped parsley to garnish (optional)

  1. To make the brine, combine the water, salt, brown sugar and maple syrup in a glass dish or large bowl and stir until everything is dissolved
  2. Submerge pork chops in brine. Cover and refrigerate for at least 4 hours, or overnight
  3. In a food processor, pulse granola until it is in uniform crumbles. Set aside
  4. Set up your dredging station. Place flour, salt & pepper (to taste) in one container. In a second container, whisk eggs. In a third container, put the crumbled granola
  5. Preheat oven to 350°F. Heat a cast-iron skillet with canola oil over medium-high heat
  6. Dredge each chop in flour, egg, & granola, respectively. Brown each chop on both sides in the heated skillet & set aside
  7. When the chops are all browned, arrange in an oven-safe dish and bake until internal temperature reaches 160°F
  8. Garnish with parsley
  9. Serve with your choice of sides