panini press for grilling pork chops?

  • Posted by: Lorenza
  • March 28, 2013


pierino March 29, 2013
Representing the porkaholic faction, I will dissent. There are too many things that can go wrong. The biggest risk is that you will end up with a really dry chop. And it depends on the cut, as in which part of the pig has been used. While I'm all for repurposing appliances I'm a skeptic because I understand what it takes to cook good pork, and a panini grill is a pretty much one dimensional appliance. That succulent pork fat needs figure in and you can't deglaze a panini grill. It's not just about heat. If it's a thick chop you can try brining it. For a thin chop, french the bone and possibly pound the flesh part thinner with a mallet. A slow cooker will produce a tastier pork chop than a panini press. Certainly better than a coffee maker, if you see where I'm going...
Lorenza March 29, 2013
I grilled those chops to perfection! Kitchen renovation provides inspirations for alternative cooking methods. My kitchenette/laundry room is equipped with fridge, microwave, toaster, coffee maker, slow cooker, and panini press.
ChefJune March 29, 2013
I'm all for repurposing appliances. Who has room for every one?
dymnyno March 28, 2013
If there is enough heat to cook a pork chop...why not!
GIOVANNI50 March 28, 2013
Sure why not. I do it all the time
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