Salt and Pepper Pork Chops

I was surprised when this recipe moved into the top ten, but the recipe apparently has cross-cultural appeal. It has slowly elbowed the competition out of the way and moved into the charmed circle. This is a classic Chinese dish and I hope you won't let the title put you off. The salty flavor comes from soy sauce and you can use a low-sodium variety if you are watching your salt intake. This is a quick and easy dish that I hope soon makes it to your table. I think your family will love these chops. There is nothing here not to like.

PREP TIME

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minutes

TOTAL TIME

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minutes

SERVINGS

4

servings

PREP TIME

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minutes

TOTAL TIME

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minutes

SERVINGS

4

servings

Ingredients

  • 3

    tablespoons soy sauce

  • 2

    tablespoons cornstarch

  • 1

    teaspoon fresh cracked pepper

  • 1

    tablespoon granulated sugar

  • 1/4

    teaspoon salt

  • 1 1/4

    pounds boneless thin-cut pork loin chops

  • 2

    tablespoons vegetable oil

Directions

Combine soy sauce, cornstarch, pepper, sugar and salt in bottom of 9 x 13 x 2-inch baking pan. Stir with a fork until all ingredients are combined and marinade is smooth. Add chops, turning to coat both sides. Cover dish with plastic wrap. Refrigerate, turning occasionally, for 1 to 24 hours. Heat oil in a large frying pan set over medium high heat. Add pork, working in batches if necessary. Cook 1 to 2 minutes per side, until golden brown and cooked through. Transfer to serving plate or serve from pan.

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