A mountain of pork chops on a bed of fried potatoes, topped with sauteed onions, garnished with sliced cucumbers
Good evening and Happy Friday, dear friends 😀
As promised earlier, here is the recipe for my family’s favourite Pork Chops which are served with fried potatoes and sauteed onions. My children, like most kids, just love potatoes cooked in anyway and because of that, I usually serve this type of pork chops in this style.
The pork chop recipe is very easy to follow and requires just a few ingredients but it is very delicious, and although there is no sauce, the pork chops go very well with white rice, too. I usually make a large batch of these and the leftovers are eaten with bread as sandwiches or “pork burgers” (with sliced cucumbers and tomatoes) the next day.
I first had a taste of these pork chops 30 years ago at my then boyfriend’s (now my husband 😀 ) house when his mother cooked them for dinner. Hence, this is another yummy recipe learned from my late mother-in-law.
Easy Yummy Chinese Pork Chops
1 kg boneless pork chops or pork tenderloin
1 kg potatoes
1/2 kg big onions
Marinade to be mixed together in a large bowl –
6 tbsps soy sauce
4 tbsps oyster sauce
3 tbsps dark or thick soy sauce
1 tbsp sesame oil
3 tbsps sugar
3 tbsps rice wine, or any wine
1 tbsp salt
1 tsp pepper
4 tbsps cornstarch
1) Slice pork into 1 cm thickness and use a mallet to tenderise both sides of the pork slices.
2) Put the pork slices into the marinade, rub them together thoroughly with your fingers.Set them aside (the longer the better).
3) The first thing to cook is the potatoes – they are cleaned, peeled, cut into slices or wedges and then deep fried until golden brown. Lay cooked potatoes onto the bottom of a large platter.
4) In a non-stick pan (I recommend using this because the pork chops will caramelise, which may stick to the bottom of a normal wok/pan and get burnt, not to mention that washing the wok/pan is harder)…..heat up some oil, enough to cover the bottom.
5) Cook the pork chops by frying them over medium high heat for 3 minutes on the first side, and 2 minutes on the other side. ( *** Warning – there is likely some oil spattering and you are recommended to use a pair of long chopsticks or tongs to cook the pork chops and during cooking, be sure to cover your pan/wok to minimise oil spatter around your stove 💡 )
6) Set cooked pork chops on top of the potatoes.
7) Next, saute sliced big onions in the leftover oil from cooking the pork chops until they are soft and a bit golden brown. Adding a tsp of salt will enhance the taste and caramelisation of the onions.
8 ) Top the pork chops with the sauteed onions and garnish with some sliced cucumbers. The cucumbers act as a cooling food to balance the heatiness of the fried pork chops and onions.
Bon Appetit! 😀