Salt and Pepper Pork Chops
Salt and Pepper Pork Chops are a popular local favorite here in Hawaii and Chef Keoni Chang's recipe is Ono!
|5||each||thin cut pork chops|
|2||each||large green onions, cleaned and sliced 1/8 inch|
|2 1⁄4||Teaspoon||fine salt, not iodized|
|1||Teaspoon||ground white pepper or black|
|1||each||red jalapeños, cut into 1/16 inch slices|
- Combine the marinade and the pork chops. Mix well. Let the pork marinate for 20 minutes at room temperature.
- In a large bowl, mix together the flour, cornstarch, ¼ teaspoon regular salt and the ground white pepper.
- Heat the oil on medium high to 350 degrees measured with a frying thermometer.
- When the oil is ready, dredge each pork chop in the flour mixture and slowly place 2 of the pork chops in the oil. Fry them for about 5 to 10 minutes, depending on the thickness. The pork chops should be golden brown.
- Once the pork chops are cooked through, remove them with a slotted spatula and place them on a plate lined with paper towels to drain. Continue cooking the remaining pork chops.
- After all the pork is cooked, remove all of the oil from the wok and wipe it clean from excess flour.
- Add back 2 tablespoons of oil. Heat this oil on high.
- When the oil is hot, add the red jalapeno pepper, remaining 2 teaspoons salt and green onions. Stir fry everything for just one minute.
- Then return the pork chops to the wok. Gently stir to coat the chops and let them cook for just 1 to 2 minutes, then remove them and serve.
The amounts of salt and pepper can be adjusted to your preference.