You've found some great stuffed pork chop recipes, and you're ready to give them a try. Trouble is, you're not sure how to cut pork chop pockets. We're here to help, with step-by-step directions on how it's done.
Let's start with the basics. First, choose the right pork chop cuts, as some cuts are better than others for stuffing. Many stuffed pork chop recipes call for pork loin rib chops (shown left in the photo) or bone-in pork loin chops (shown right in the photo). Another good choice is a boneless pork loin chop.
Hint: You can also stuff other cuts of pork. Here are recipes for:
To cut pork chop pockets:
Once you've cut the pocket for your stuffed pork chops, fill them with the stuffing. Simply use one hand to lift the top of the chop and spoon the filling into the pocket, spreading evenly throughout the pocket.
To prevent the stuffing from oozing out during cooking, secure the opening of the chops with wooden toothpicks.
Cook pork chops as directed in your recipe. Or, check out the video above for more information on how to cook pork chops. Once the stuffed pork chops are cooked, be sure to remove the picks before serving.
Learn more about how to cook pork chops with these primers: