I smoked a few traditional pork chops the other day. I decided to also cure a few chops and see how the two versions stack up against each other. And the verdict? Smoked pork chops, done any way, are fantastically great! Cured smoked pork chops have a slightly hammier taste than do the traditional chops I made, thanks to an overnight cure. I brushed a bit of warm honey over them just before serving to add a bit of sweetness.
I was so very pleased with how great these cured smoked pork chops were. They’re very easy to make, for starters. And the they are moist and tender with just a hint of smoke. They were perfect and I cannot wait to make them again!
I prefer to use fruit or nut woods when I smoke unless I want a heavier smoke flavor. Pecan, apple or cherry are my favorites. I used apple wood chunks to smoke these chops.