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Display Name: Toni in Chicago
Member Since: 1/26/14

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Last year, we hired someone to replace 2 water heaters with 1 large (75 gallon) one. The venting was incorrect for 2 water heaters and they weren't balanced or drawing water evenly. To haul the two away, install the new water heater, replace a couple backflow valves and put in supports for our gas line was $2200. It took 3 people about 4 hours for everything (in a blizzard, I might add).


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1/26/14 06:54 PM

Tried last night and it turned out excellent - a couple suggestions (a la Thomas Keller):
Add a tablespoon of honey to the brine, it's not really sweet but adds a delicious flavor!
Use kosher salt, otherwise cut back on the amount of salt - regular iodized salt is heavier and saltier than kosher salt, and 1 tablespoon/cup is the ratio for kosher
Caramelize some onions in your cast iron skillet while the pork chops are resting, it's a great addition on top
It's a really great winter recipe, will be making these pork chops more often!


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1/26/14 10:54 AM