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Minnan Crispy Vinegar Pork

Minnan Crispy Vinegar Pork
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Crispy on the outside, tender and juicy on the inside, this Minnan crispy vinegar pork is a popular classic and delicious dish in Fujian, China. With a slight vinegar aroma, this easy and refreshing fried dish is very delicious and goes well with rice or any vegetable side dish.

Recipe
PRE TIME: 20 min
COOKING TIME: 15 min
TOTAL TIME: 35 min
2 SERVING
Ingredients:
  • 1.2 lb. Pork Jowl Meat
  • Marinade
  • 1 cup Garlic
  • 3 Stalks Green Onions, Cut Into 1/2 Inch Pieces.
  • 1 oz. Ginger, Sliced
  • 1 tbsp. Salt
  • 1 tbsp. Shaoxing Wine
  • 1 tsp. Five Spice Powder
  • 1 tsp. Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1/3 cup Sugar
  • 1/4 tsp. White Pepper
  • 1/2 cup Colavita Balsamic Vinegar
  • Crispy coating
  • 2 cup Sweet Potato Starch, Thick
  • 1 tsp. Salt
  • 1 tsp. Ground Black Pepper
  • Frying
  • 1 1/2 qt. Cooking Oil
Directions:
1
First cut the pork neck obliquely into slices about 2in long, 1in wide, and 0.2in thick.
2
Slice the ginger, and scallions, and smash the garlic into a large bowl along with the meat slices.
3
Marinating: Add salt, Shaoxing cooking wine, five-spice powder, Worcester soy sauce, sugar, white pepper, and black vinegar, and marinate evenly for 4-6 hours. The room temperature is around 65°F/18 °C when marinating, if the weather is too hot you can put it in the refrigerator to marinate. The purpose of marinating is to make the meat more flavorful.
4
Take a tray, put the sweet potato starch-thick in coarse sweet potato powder, stir well with salt and black pepper, then coat the marinated meat slices with sweet potato starch evenly.
5
Use a frying pan, pour in oil, and turn on high heat, when the oil temperature reaches 325°F/170°C, add the meat slices and fry for 1 minute. After setting, you can flip it gently with chopsticks and fry for 2-3 minutes, remove and control the oil. First, use a strainer to remove the residue, and when the oil temperature rises to 350°F/ 176°C again, pour in and fry for 1-2 minutes until golden brown.
6
Enjoy!
Final Notes
Final Notes
Precautions: ①The meat can be larger, but don't cut it too thinly, otherwise, it will have no taste. ②For pork, you can choose Pork Collar Butt or Pork jowl meat with a little fat, and it tastes more delicious. ③You can use Colavita balsamic vinegar, if you have sweet black rice vinegar, it will taste better. ④ You need to use sweet potato powder to make the golden and scaly textured crispy pork! Sweet potato powder is available in supermarkets or online. ⑤This dish should be eaten while it is still hot, and the taste will be most ideal.
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