Pork Chops with Vinegar and Sweet Peppers
Why This Recipe Works
This classic Italian pork chop recipe should result in juicy pork chops full of big, tart vinegar flavor, but pairing the lean supermarket pork found in this country with the traditional braising method results in chalky chops. Brining tender rib chops added flavor and moisture, and browning them created a good crust. The sauce ingredients for our Italian pork chop recipe came together after we rejected store-bought vinegar peppers in favor of homemade; chose white wine vinegar for its clean, sweet taste; and further boosted flavor with onion, garlic, anchovy, and rosemary.