How Thick Should Pork Chops Be If You Are Going to Stuff Them?


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Pork chops should be one-inch thick if they are going to be stuffed before cooking. Ask a butcher for a double-thick pork chop, and he will provide a one-inch-thick pork chop as opposed to a standard pork chop.

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Traditional, stuffed pork chops are filled with a mixture of bread, onion, apple, celery and spices, as well as herbs such as sage, thyme or parsley. More contemporary options for stuffing include asiago cheese, jalapeños, oranges, berries or pears. Mushrooms, sun-dried tomatoes and raisins are other popular stuffings. Pineapple, soy sauce and brown sugar stuffing give the chop an Asian flair, while bacon and cornbread filling give it more of a Southern American flavor.

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