Even though meats like pork and beef are used, along with a small amount of oil, stir frying is still a healthy cooking technique. The amount of fat used in stir fry is nominal and the ideal proteins, like pork chops, are incredibly lean. This, when added to vegetables, makes for a complete, filling meal you can make in a wok or large skillet. The key for using pork chops is to use boneless, thinly cut pieces of meat.
Things You'll Need
- Paper towel
- Cutting board
- Wok or large skillet
- Vegetable oil
- Spatula or wooden spoon
- Sauces and seasonings
Remove the pork chops from their packaging and pat them dry using paper towel. Cut any excess fat from around the edges of the pork using a sharp knife on a cutting board. Cut the pork chops into 1/4- to 1/2-inch strips.
Heat 1 to 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil in a wok or large skillet. Add the pork chop strips to the wok or skillet once the oil begins to shimmer and wisps of smoke can be seen from the oil.
Stir fry the pork chop strips in the wok or skillet for about 5 minutes or until the meat is no longer pink. Add vegetables to the wok or skillet and stir fry with the pork for another 5 minutes. Any vegetables added should also be sliced thinly. Vegetables to consider include carrots, bean sprouts, bell peppers, onion, cabbage and snow peas.
Add any seasonings or sauces and stir fry for another 1 to 2 minutes until everything is coated and the added sauces begin to thicken. Seasonings and sauces that can be added include onion powder, garlic powder, ground ginger, Asian five-spice powder, soy sauce, teriyaki sauce and Worcester sauce.
Tips & Warnings
- Serve the stir fry with white or brown rice or soft noodles, such as pancit noodles.
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