Salt and Pepper Pork Chop Bites

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Salt and Pepper Pork Chop Bites are a quick, tasty, and satisfying dish. This Chinese-inspired recipe has a delightful combination of flavors. With a crispy exterior and tender inside, these bites pack a flavorful punch that’s sure to please your taste buds.

Substitute almond flour for the cornstarch to make this low-carb!

Salt Pepper Pork Chop Bites in a skillet with onions and peppers.

Salt and Pepper Pork Chop Bites

The combo of soy sauce, garlic, black pepper, and sea salt creates a delightful blend that elevates the natural flavors of the pork. (You can make it with chicken, too.) The cornstarch coating gives them a crispy texture while locking in the juices. This provides a perfect balance of crunchiness and tenderness in every bite. The sautéed onions, garlic, and chilies add a hint of spiciness that complements the dish wonderfully.

OH! And I love these served with caramelized onions.

A plate with meat and vegetables on it.

Ingredients

The full recipe for Salt and Pepper Pork Chop Bites with ingredient amounts and instructions is at the bottom of this post. You can save a tree and the recipe to your personal and private recipe box here on Call Me PMc. This way, you’ll never misplace it.

For the pork breading

Salt Pepper Pork Chop Bites in a skillet with chopsticks.

Stir fry for the pork

  • Red onion, chopped
  • Garlic cloves, crushed and peeled.
  • Red chili, sliced. You can use a red bell pepper or a hot Thai pepper, depending on the level of heat you want.
  • Green chili, sliced. Like a serrano pepper.
A plate with pork and rice on it.

Salt and Pepper Pork Bites Cooking Tips:

  1. Perfect Bite-Sized Pieces: When cutting the pork chop, aim for 1-inch pieces to ensure even cooking and optimal bite-sized portions. (recommended chef’s knife)
  2. Coating Technique: Thoroughly coat each pork piece with cornstarch to achieve a crispy and well-seasoned exterior. (bowls)
  3. Searing: Use a non-stick pan and preheat it adequately before searing the pork to achieve that beautiful golden-brown crust while ensuring it is cooked.
  4. Flavor Infusion: Allow the pork to marinate in the soy sauce for a few minutes before coating to enhance its flavor.
A plate of Salt Pepper Pork Chop Bites with chopsticks on it.

Salt and Pepper Pork Chop Bite FAQ

Q: Can I use other types of meat instead of pork?

A: Absolutely! This recipe works well with chicken or even tofu for a vegetarian option. Adjust cooking times accordingly.

Q: Is it necessary to use coarse sea salt and black pepper?

A: Using coarse sea salt and black pepper adds texture and enhances the dish’s overall taste. However, you can substitute with regular salt and pepper if needed.

Q: How spicy is the dish with the addition of chilies?

A: The dish carries a mild to moderate level of spice from the chilies. Adjust the quantity of chilies according to your spice preference.

A plate of Salt Pepper Pork Chop Bites on a bamboo mat.

Salt and Pepper Pork Chop Bites Conclusion

These salt and pepper pork chop bites are a delightful combination of flavors and textures for a fantastic meal or appetizer. Simple to prepare and bursting with savory goodness, this recipe is bound to become a favorite among family and friends. Enjoy the delightful crunch and savory taste of these pork chop bites served hot and fresh from your kitchen!

A plate of meat with chopsticks on it.

Prepare this dish and experience the wonderful blend of flavors that will undoubtedly leave your taste buds craving more.

A plate with pork and rice on it.

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Salt Pepper Pork Chop Bites in a skillet with chopsticks.
Chinese fried chicken in a skillet with chopsticks.

Salt and Pepper Pork Chop Bites

These pork bites are a delightful combination of flavors and textures. Plentiful seasoning brings out the best flavor and the cornstarch gives them a light crunch. Serve them as a hearty appetizer or with rice and vegetables for a less than 30 minute meal.
Author: Paula
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 4 servings

Ingredients

For the pork breading

  • 1 pound (453 g) pork chop
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • ½ cup (2.82 oz | 80 g) cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper coarse
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt coarse
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil

Stir fry for the pork

  • 1 medium red onion chopped
  • 6 cloves garlic crushed and peeled
  • 1 medium red chili sliced
  • 1 medium green chili sliced

Instructions

  • Gather your ingredients and measure them.
    The ingredients for a chicken dish are laid out on a table.
  • Cut pork chop in 1 inch bite size. Toss in a bowl with soy sauce.
    1 pound (453 g) pork chop, 1 tablespoon soy sauce
    Bacon in a bowl on a white surface.
  • In a shallow bowl, Stir together cornstarch, black pepper, salt and garlic. Add pork chop bites in the bowl and coat each side.
    ½ cup (2.82 oz | 80 g) cornstarch, 1 teaspoon black pepper, 1 teaspoon sea salt, ½ teaspoon garlic powder
    A white plate with powdered sugar on it.
  • Heat a non-stick heavy pan with oil on medium heat. Sear pork on each side until golden brown and no more pink inside. It will take about 5-6 minutes. Remove and set on a plate.
    3 tablespoons vegetable oil
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  • Remove the grease from the pan but leave it (don’t clean it). Saute onion, garlic, red chili, and green chili until fragrant.
    1 medium red onion, 6 cloves garlic, 1 medium red chili, 1 medium green chili
    A frying pan with garlic and onions in it.
  • Add the pork back to the pan and stir together for a few seconds.
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  • Serve immediately.

Nutrition

Calories: 256kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 26g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 0.1g | Cholesterol: 76mg | Sodium: 928mg | Potassium: 499mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 115IU | Vitamin C: 19mg | Calcium: 22mg | Iron: 1mg
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