Why pork turns out tough: this is not the way to cook meat
When cooking pork, quite often there is a problem that the meat turns out hard and loses its juiciness. It is difficult to call such a dish tasty. All this is due to a number of mistakes.
FoodOboz editorial staff will tell you how not to cook pork, so that it turns out really juicy and soft. There are many nuances that need to be taken into account.
Cooking old meat
If you want your pork to be juicy and soft, choose young meat. It should be quite light in appearance. It should be dense and elastic to the touch. Also, young meat should not have different veins and muscles.
Meat that has already been defrosted will turn out to be quite tough after cooking. Therefore, use fresh pork.
Very fine cuts
The optimal size of pork pieces for cooking is 2.5-3 cm thick cubes or 1.5-2 cm steaks. If the size is smaller, the meat will turn out very dry and hard. Also, for juiciness it is very important that the meat is cut across the fibers.
Adding salt at the wrong time
Do not salt raw meat before cooking. You should add the spice only when you have already put the pieces in the pan. The salt will not extract all the juices beforehand, and the dish will turn out really tasty.
Putting pork in a cold pan is a big mistake, because the product will lose all the juices. Therefore, first heat up the pan with vegetable oil very well - and only then place the meat.
Laying out a lot of meat at once
If you want to fry juicy and soft pork - cook it in portions. There must be space between the pieces.
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