- Bring brown sugar, 1 cup salt, 2 bay leaves, 1 Tbsp. coriander seeds, 1 tsp. peppercorns, and 2 cups water to a boil in a medium saucepan. Reduce heat and simmer, stirring occasionally, until sugar and salt dissolve, about 4 minutes. Transfer brine to a large bowl and add cider and 2 cups ice. Let cool.
- Place pork and brine in a large (2-gal.) resealable plastic bag. Seal bag and chill at least 8 hours.
- Remove pork from brine and pat dry with paper towels. Let sit at room temperature 1 hour.
- Toss potatoes and onions with 4 Tbsp. oil in a large roasting pan or on a large rimmed baking sheet; season with salt and pepper and set aside.
- Place rack in lower third of oven and preheat to 425°. Using the side of a chef’s knife, crush remaining 2 Tbsp. coriander seeds. Season pork with salt and pepper and rub all over with crushed coriander. Heat remaining 1 Tbsp. oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook pork until browned on all sides, 8–10 minutes.
- Transfer pork to roasting pan and nestle in among vegetables. Tuck remaining 6 bay leaves under kitchen twine over top of pork. Wrap bone tips with foil to prevent burning and roast, turning vegetables halfway through, until an instant-read thermometer inserted in the center of pork registers 140°, 60–75 minutes.
- Remove foil from bones and transfer pork to a cutting board; let rest 30 minutes before slicing between ribs into chops.
- DO AHEAD: The pork can be brined 2 days ahead. Keep chilled.
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|Serving Size: 1 Serving (223g)|
|Recipe Makes: 12 Servings|
|Calories from Fat: 12 (6%)|
|Amt Per Serving||% DV|
|Total Fat 1.4g||2 %|
|Saturated Fat 0.2g||1 %|
|Monounsaturated Fat 0.9g|
|Polyunsanturated Fat 0.2g|
|Cholesterol 0mg||0 %|
|Sodium 4852.6mg||167 %|
|Potassium 579.1mg||15 %|
|Total Carbohydrate 47.4g||14 %|
|Dietary Fiber 3.2g||13 %|
|Sugars, other 44.2g|
|Protein 2.5g||4 %|
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Calories per serving: 205
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