Every Chinese New Year, my family does this strange thing where we only “officially” open our cookies and other nibbles (quite an understatement) on CNY eve. Everything is taped up before CNY to keep things fresh… And to make sure our cookies actually last till the New Year. The best thing about CNY? Probably food, glorious food! The season of feasting is upon us, and we decided to rope in our mums again for some family-favourite CNY recipes. For a crispy, flavourful dish to snack on or enjoy with rice/noodles, Angie (Melisa’s mum) shares her easy Chinese Breaded Pork Chops Recipe. You’ll love these crunchy pork chops that are crisp on the outside, while staying juicy, flavourful and tender on the inside!
- 10 Slices Pork Loin (about 0.5cm thick)
- 1.5 tbsp Soya Sauce
- 1.5 tbsp Oyster Sauce
- 1 tsp Sesame Oil
- 2 dashes White Pepper
- 1/4 tsp Dark Soya Sauce
- 1 tsp Cornflour
- 1 Egg, beaten
- Breadcrumbs for coating
- Oil for frying
1. Tenderise pork loin by pounding with a mallet on both sides till slightly expanded.
2. Mix marinade well in a bowl, then pour over the pounded pork loin.
3. Ensure pork slices are well marinated, then leave them in the fridge for at least an hour.
4. When ready to fry, dip each slice of pork into the beaten egg and coat well with breadcrumbs.
5. Heat up about half an inch of oil in a frying pan over medium heat. Tip: To check if the oil is hot enough, throw in some bread crumbs and see if they bubble.
6. When the oil is hot enough, fry the marinated pork slices until golden brown on both sides. Let fried pork chops sit on a paper towel to drain off excess oil.
7. Serve with your favourite sauce/dip, enjoy!
From our kitchen to yours, we hope you enjoy these recipes made with love. Happy Chinese New Year!
Cheers to pineapple tarts,