Satisfy your sweet tooth with this easy-to-make recipe for Honey Garlic Pork Chops.
1. Info for Honey Garlic Pork Chops
- Cook Time: 25 min
- Total Time: 25 min
- Servings: 4
2. Ingredients for Honey Garlic Pork Chops
- 4 bone-in pork chops (thin cut, about 1 lb in total)
- 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 tablespoon Shaoxing wine (or dry sherry)
- 1 teaspoon sesame oil
- 1 1/2 tablespoons cornstarch
- 1 1/2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 2 tablespoons honey
- 1 teaspoon light soy sauce (or soy sauce)
- 1 teaspoon Shaoxing wine (or dry sherry)
- 1 teaspoon lemon juice (or rice vinegar)
- 1/2 teaspoon sesame oil
- 1 Pinch white pepper
- 1 Pinch black pepper
- 2 tablespoons water
- 1 cup oil
- 4 cloves garlic (minced)
- Sliced green onion (and/or fried garlic, for garnish, optional)
- Pound the pork chops with a tenderizer or the back of a heavy knife until 1/4” (1/2 cm) thick. Cut the pounded pork into bite-sized pieces and transfer to a medium-sized bowl.
- Add all the marinade 1/4 tsp garlic powder, 1/2 tsp salt, 1 Tbsp Shaoxing wine, 1 tsp sesame oil into the bowl with pork chops. Massage in the marinade with your hand. Marinate for 15 to 20 minutes.
- Combine the sauce ingredients (2 Tbsp honey, 1 tsp soy sauce, 1 tsp Shaoxing wine, 1 tsp lemon juice, 1/2 tsp sesame oil, pinch of white pepper, pinch of black pepper, and 2 tablespoons water) in a small bowl and stir to mix well.
- Heat the 1 cup oil in a heavy bottomed skillet until about 350°F (176°C).
- Meanwhile, add the 1 1/2 Tbsp cornstarch and 1 1/2 Tbsp flour to the bowl with marinated pork chop. Mix until the pork is evenly coated. Add the chops to the preheated oil. Fry until both sides are golden brown, 1 to 2 minutes per side. Remove the cooked pork onto a plate.
- Turn off the heat. Drain most of the oil from the skillet using a ladle, leaving about 1 tablespoon in the pan.
- Turn on the heat to medium. Add the 4 garlic cloves. Fry until fragrant and golden, about 1 minute.
- Pour in the sauce. Cook and stir until it reduces to a thin, syrupy consistency.
- Add the cooked pork back to the reduced sauce. Stir a few times until it is well coated. Transfer everything to a serving plate. Garnish with sliced green onions and more fried garlic chips, if using.
- Serve immediately as a main dish.