Shanghai Style Pork Chops

READY IN: 35mins
Recipe by pattikay in L.A.

This is a recipe I received from my husband when we got married. It had been given to him from his seminary days when he shared a house with a married couple. This was a recipe he actually prepared himself way back before I knew him. He has since happily given up all cooking responsibilities to me! I've tweaked the sauce just a bit - it has a nice, spicy flavor.

Top Review by Lavender Lynn

Close to a five-star recipe, but we had some trouble getting the batter to adhere to the meat and the flavor of the sauce was a little stronger, perhaps saltier, than we would prefer. With all that, a rich, delicious dinner. Made for Every Day is a Holiday tag Feb 2008.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mix the water, egg, flour and salt into a batter.
  2. Dip chops into batter and coat completely. Remove from batter and set aside.
  3. Mix all sauce ingredients.
  4. Pour oil into skillet. (I used about 4 T; the original recipe says "enough to cover chops" - I just didn't want to use that much).
  5. Put chops in hot oil, reduce flame and brown about 4 minutes, then turn over and brown on other side. Take chops out and drain.
  6. Over low flame, heat sauce in a large skillet, stirring about 2 minutes till thickened.
  7. Add chops and simmer about 5 minutes (till chops are cooked through.
  8. Good served with rice or noodles.

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