Recipes For Thin Pork Chops

Have you ever wondered how to take a simple weeknight dish and transform it into a gourmet meal? Look no further! In this article, I’ll be sharing my dad’s secret recipe for Pan-Fried Pork Chops, which is hands down the best pork chop I’ve ever had. Get ready to level up your cooking game with these simple tips and techniques!

Recipes For Thin Pork Chops
Recipes For Thin Pork Chops

Prep: Making the Pork Tender and Flavorful

To ensure your pork chops soak up all the delicious flavors, start by patting them dry. This helps the meat better absorb the marinade. If you don’t have a meat tenderizing mallet, don’t worry! Simply use the back of a knife to gently pound the pork. This breaks down the muscle fibers, making the meat more tender. The marinade we’ll be using is a mix of oyster sauce, soy sauce, cooking wine, sugar, black pepper, and cornstarch. Mix it well and let the pork marinate for 15-20 minutes.

Aromatics and Coating

While the pork is marinating, it’s time to prepare the aromatics. Crush, peel, and mince garlic cloves. Cut up ginger into thin strips. Slice the red onion into strips. These ingredients will add an extra burst of flavor to your dish! Now, lightly coat the marinated pork chops with cornstarch. This will give the exterior a crispy texture, while also locking in the juices.

Pan-Frying the Perfect Pork Chops

Heat a pan on high heat and add oil. Once the oil starts smoking, turn down the heat and add the pork chops. It’s important to place them in the pan without turning on the heat first to prevent burning. Pan-fry the chops for about 6-7 minutes on each side until a golden brown crust forms. Don’t forget to flip them twice! This helps to dry out any moisture that has built up, resulting in an even crispier crust.

Adding Flavorful Aromatics

After flipping the pork chops for the second time, let them cook for a minute and then create a well in the pan. Add the ginger, garlic, onions, garlic salt, and cooking wine. Turn off the heat, cover the pan for a minute, and let the flavors meld together. The cooking wine infuses the dish with aromatic molecules, enhancing the overall sensory experience. If you don’t have cooking wine, you can use water or any kind of broth for a similar effect.

Serving Suggestions

Now that your Pan-Fried Pork Chops are ready, it’s time to enjoy them! These chops can be served for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. For a hearty breakfast, serve them on a bed of rice with a fried egg. They also make a great lunch set when served with rice, veggies, and a side soup. And for dinner, why not serve them family-style with your favorite side dishes?

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