I’ll teach you how to make a juicy and crunchy Salt and Pepper Pork Chop inspired by a few of NYC’s famous Chinese-American restaurants. This tender and flavorful pork chop recipe will satisfy your Chinese takeout hunger pangs.
300g Pork Chops (cut into 2 pieces)
1/2 Jalapeno Pepper
1 Large Garlic Clove
Thai Chili (optional)
1/2 Spring Onion
1 Tablespoon Chinese Cooking Wine
1/2 Teaspoon Pure Sesame Oil
2 Teaspoon Light Soy Sauce
2 Teaspoon Cooking Oil
1 Tablespoon + 1/2 Cup Cornflour
1/2 Teaspoon Salt
1/2 Teaspoon Ground White Pepper
1/4 Teaspoon Ground Black Pepper
1 Lime (optional)
Tenderize pork chops with knife and cut into strips of 4 for each piece. Marinade with Chinese cooking wine, pure sesame oil, light soy sauce and cooking oil. Mix well and then add 1 tablespoon cornstarch and mix again for a few minutes. Marinade pork in refrigerator for 10 minutes.
Chop jalapeno peppers into large chunks. Thinly slice one garlic clove. Chop fresh Thai chilis if using.
In a large mixing bowl add salt and both ground peppers, then set aside.
When pork chops finished marinading drop 1/2 cup cornflour and mix well until pork chops resemble powdered donuts.
Heat oil to 350°F (177°C) I recommend frying in two batches so 4 pork chops per batch. Should take about 3 to 4 minutes to cook.
After cooking drop the freshly fried pork chops into mixing bowl with salt and peppers. Toss well to ensure pork chops have a good coating of seasoning. Then toss in fried garlic and pepper followed by fresh peppers (if using any) then toss again.
Serve with hot steamed rice or fried rice and enjoy!