Thursday, November 18, 2010

Hainanese Pork Chop

We bought a huge pack of pork chops the other day and I have been trying out various pork chop recipes from all over. Today, I will attempt to make Hainanese Pork Chops. This is the most popular style of cooking pork chops back in Malaysia. You can pretty much get them at 'Western Food' stalls in hawker centers through out Malaysia. I believe that this recipe was invented by Hainanese chefs back in the day when the British still ruled Malaya. Those chefs did an awesome job in adding in a little bit of Asian influence into a predominantly Western dish. Yes folks, looks like those Hainanese chefs have been dishing out 'fusion food' wayyyy before it became the IN thing :P So, here's my version of the Hainanese Pork Chop.
Before we start on the pork chops, we need to prepare the potatoes that will be served alongside. Peel one extra large potato (you can use two if your potatoes are small) and cut it into wedges. Toss it in oil and sprinkle on some seasoned salt. Then, crack in some black pepper and mix everything together.
Place the wedges on a foil lined baking sheet and pop them into a preheated 375F oven for about 20 mins. Remove the potatoes from the oven and flip them over. Pop them back in for another 20 mins or so and it should be done.
While the potatoes are in the oven, we can start frying up the pork chops. I have pre marinated the pork chops with a mix of Worcestershire sauce, soy sauce, a tiny bit of oyster sauce and black pepper for about 24 hours. All you need to do is to fry the pork chops up in a pan until it is cooked through. Then, remove the pork chops from the pan and set them aside.
Now, it's time to work on the sauce. Add in some sliced onions into the pan that we used earlier to fry up the pork chops. Saute them for a little bit.
Then, add in some frozen peas and carrots. Mix them in with the onions.
After about a minute, add in some Worcestershire sauce. Mix it well with the vegetables. The sauce will deglaze the pan and the flavors will be just so delicious.
Then, add is some ketchup. This will further enhance the taste of the sauce.
Mix everything together and allow it to cook. Once it is cooked, add in some corn flour mixed with some chicken stock. This will help thicken up the sauce. Stir it for a bit and once the sauce thickens, it is ready to be serve. Just pour the hot sauce over the pork chops and serve it with the potatoes that we made earlier. You can also serve it up with a side salad. This is really an awesome dish, you should try it!


Charmaine said...

That pork chop dish looks delicious. Thanks for the step by step.

Charlene n Kevin said...

Thanks Charmaine! You're very welcome :D

Wee Ling said...

Another delicious recipe! I'm going to try this one this week!

Charlene n Kevin said...

Cool! Let me know how it turned out!! :D