Title Value
Kosher salt
½ cup
½ cup
Whole cloves
4. Boiling water 1 cup
5. Cold water 7 cups
(2 1/4 inch thick) center cut, bone-in pork chops
7. Vegetable oil ½ teaspoon


1 . Stage

Combine salt, molasses, cloves, and boiling water in a large container. Stir until molasses and salt are dissolved; let cool to room temperature.

2 . Stage

Pour cold water into molasses mixture; stir to combine.

3 . Stage

Completely submerge pork chops in molasses mixture. Cover container and refrigerate for 6 hours.

4 . Stage

Remove pork chops from brine and pat dry with paper towels. Lightly oil each chop.

5 . Stage

Preheat an outdoor grill for medium-high heat and lightly oil the grate.

6 . Stage

Place pork chops on the hottest part of the grill; cook each side until browned, 2 to 3 minutes. Transfer to a medium-high area of the grill and cook pork until it is slightly pink in the center, 6 to 8 minutes per side. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center of the chop should read 145 degrees F (63 degrees C).