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Restaurant-style Chinese spicy pork chops with all the savory flavors: spicy, salty, crunchy. So flavorful yet so easy to make. Atasteofjoyandlove.com

Chinese Spicy Pork Chop

Restaurant-style Chinese spicy pork chops with all the savory flavors: spicy, salty, crunchy. So flavorful yet so easy to make. 

Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 4

Ingredients

For the marinate:

  • 1 lb pork shoulder, or pork chops (cut into 2" length)
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon five spice powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon shaoxing wine

For the fried garlic:

  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 4 cloves garlic (minced)

For the pork coating:

  • 2 tablespoons corn starch
  • 1/2 cup all purpose flour

For the pan:

  • 1 bird eye chilis (or Thai chili) (chopped)
  • 1 jalapeno (diced, seeds removed)
  • 1/4 cup chopped green onion
  • vegetable oil for frying
  • salt & pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine pork and all of marinate ingredients. Let marinate for at least 15 minutes. 

  2. Mix corn starch and flour in a shallow dish. Coat each piece of pork with the flour mixture, shaking off excess flour. Set aside. 

  3. Heat oil in a medium skillet and fry the garlic until fragrant and brown. Transfer the fried garlic to a small bowl and set aside. 

  4. In the same skillet, add a little more vegetable oil (about 4 tablespoons) and fry the pork until golden brown. It is best to fry them into 2 batches. Transfer the pork to a plate lined with paper towel. Set aside. 

  5. In another skillet over high heat, add about 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil. Once hot, add the jalapanos, chili pepper, green onions and the fried pork. Sprinkle pinch of salt and pepper to taste. Toss until everything is fragrant and combined, about 20 seconds. Remove from heat and toss with fried garlic.