Working time: 10 minutes
Total preparation time: Overnight, plus 10 minutes
4 Pork Chops, center cut, 6 ounces each, about 1/2 inch thick
- 2 Cups buttermilk
- 2 T. kosher salt
- 2 T. sugar
- 1 T. grated fresh lemon rind
- 1 tsp. chopped fresh rosemary
- 1 tsp. chopped fresh sage
- 2 tsp. ground black pepper
- cooking spray
Combine buttermilk, salt, sugar, lemon rind, rosemary, and sage in a large zip-top plastic bag. Shake well to dissolve salt and sugar and mix ingredients.
Add pork chops. Seal and refrigerate overnight, turning bag occasionally.
Remove pork from bag; discard brine. Pat pork dry with a paper towel. Sprinkle pork with pepper.
Heat a large, non-stick pan over medium-high heat. Coat the pan with cooking spray. Add pork chops; cook 3 1/2 minutes on each side, or until desired degree of doneness.