Pork chops in slow cooker?

Discussion in 'Food & Cooking' started by malika9, Oct 11, 2011.

  1. malika9

    malika9

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    My question is, can I use a tall round slow cooker, or does it have to be one of the long rectangular ones? I guess I just don't know if the chops will cook up right if they are laying on top of each other. Last time I made them in the oven, they turned out really dry, so I wanted to try this to see if it helps, but I only have a tall crock pot, not a short long one.
     
  2. phatch

    phatch Moderator Staff Member

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    It depends more on which part of the pig the chops were cut from and how long you're cooking them.

    The shape of the slow cooker is much less important and IMHO, is more about the size and shape of what you like to cook.

    I would choose a  tougher thicker cut for this purpose and stack the chops on top of some other things like sliced onions, waxy potatoes and so on if I were cooking for 8 hours or so.

    If you're using chops from the loin, those will overcook easier and be tough and dry. Basically need to be cooked for less time.