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Chef John’s Crispy Fried Pork Chops

Chef John’s Crispy Fried Pork Chops
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Learn Chef John’s tip on making crispy golden brown fried pork chops. This dinner recipe makes juicy pork chops that are full of flavor.
Recipe
PRE TIME: 2 hr 10 min
COOKING TIME: 0
TOTAL TIME: 2 hr 10 min
2 SERVING
Ingredients:
  • 10.5 oz Pork Chops
  • 3 oz [For pickles] Radish
  • 2 cup [For pickles] White vinegar
  • 0.5 cup [For pickles] Sugar
  • 0.25 tsp [For pickles] Salt (to taste)
  • 5 slice [For pickles] Fresh lemon
  • 5 piece [For pickles] Dried apricots
  • 2 tbsp [Marinade] Cooking wine
  • 1 tbsp [Marinade] Soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp [Marinade] Oyster sauce
  • 1 tbsp [Marinade] Five Spice Powder
  • 0.5 tsp [Marinade] White pepper (to taste)
  • 0.5 tsp [Marinade] Black pepper (to taste)
  • 1 tsp [Marinade] Sugar
  • 1 cup [Coating] Water
  • 1 large [Coating] Egg
  • 0.25 cup [Coating] Cornstarch
  • 0.5 cup Panko bread crumbs
  • 1 tbsp [Sauce] Butter
  • 1 tbsp [Sauce] Garlic, minced
  • 1 tbsp [Sauce] Onion, minced
  • 1 oz [Sauce] White mushroom, diced
  • 0.25 cup [Sauce] Ketchup
  • 2 tbsp [Sauce] Red wine
  • 0.25 cup [Sauce] Fresh milk
  • 1 tbsp [Sauce] Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1 tsp [Sauce] Sugar
  • 0.25 tsp [Sauce] Black pepper (to taste)
  • 1 tbsp [Sauce] Honey
Directions:
Step 1
Step 1
1
To flatten each pork chop: working from center, gently pound pork with flat side of meat mallet or cleaver until about 1/4 inch thick. This will help the marinade to penetrate and cook evenly when frying.
Step 2
Step 2
2
In a large bowl, mix and pork with all the marinade ingredients. Set aside for 2 hours.
Step 3
Step 3
3
Coat the marinated pork with egg and cornstarch mixture.
Step 3-1
Step 3-1
4
Coat each pork chop thoroughly with panko bread crumbs.
Step 4
Step 4
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In a frying pan with heated oil, deep-fry the pork chops at 300-350℉/150-180℃ at a time, 2 to 3 minutes on the first side. Flip and cook until the chops are golden brown on the other side, 1 to 2 minutes (make sure no pink juices remain).
Step 5
Step 5
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In a large skillet, add butter and minced garlic, cook for 15-20 seconds until fragrant. Then, add the rest of the sauce ingredients and cook for 2~3 minutes until thicken. This will be the dipping sauce for the fried pork chops.
Step 6
Step 6
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Optional: make the pickled radish as a side dish. In a large bowl, mix the radish, white vinegar, sugar, salt, lemon juice, dried apricots, and set aside for 2 hours.
Step 7
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Serve hot.