Chinese Style Fried Pork Chops

"Savory with just a hint of sweetness, this pork chop is one of my husband's favorites. It whips up in no time and served with a quickly stir-fried veggie and rice, it makes a complete meal in under 30 minutes."
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  • Tenderize meat pork with a meat mallet. If you're short on time, pound to at least 1/4 inch thickness or thinner.
  • Mix together all the ingredients except cornstarch and oil and pour over pork. Allow to marinate for 30 minutes. (I've marinated it as long as 1 day and as little as 10 minutes.).
  • Just before frying, pour cornstarch on top of pork and stir into marinade.
  • Heat enough oil in a large skillet to cover bottom. Place pork in pan when oil begins to shimmer. Cook pork chops over med-high heat until cooked through.

Questions & Replies

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  1. i-plus-i
    Do you discard the marinate or do you use it to make a sauce...


  1. uzy3818
    We loved this. I didn't have rice wine so I substituted sesame oil and used light brown sugar and pepper. Topped it off with toasted sesame seeds. Even my picky kids enjoyed this recipe.
  2. yamakarasu
    These chops were delicious. Usually I make a sauce to go with pork chops but this was great without any. Served these with sautéed onions on top! Thanks!
  3. Nado2003
    This is easy to make, tender and flavorful. OK, the kids and I did not like the five spice flavor but my husband loved it. Thank you.
  4. bstnh1
    Made this last night. Doubled the marinade for just 2 chops. Cooking at "medium/high" proved to be too hot. The coating burned before the chop was fully cooked. Flavor was good and meat was juicy. Sprinkling cornstarch over the chops was disastrous. Better to remove chops from marinade, add cornstarch to marinade, whisk well then put the chops back in to coat.
  5. TraderJada
    I made this tonight. In the marinade, I left out the salt because soy sauce has enough salt. I made a mistake and added too much 5 spice powder, The holes in the shaker were quite large. I scooped out what I could before mixing. It still came out pretty good. Also nice that it was not salty at all so next time I will add in the salt. I also added freshly grated gingerroot and a half teaspoon of sesame oil too. Will definitely make it again and marinate longer as well. Thanks Mom4Life


  1. Machha
    Super recipe - I made it using pepper not 5 spice, Splenda instead of sugar and Madeira instead of rice wine. Really delicious and tender. Beginner's luck?



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