Monday, April 07, 2008

Apple pork chops, with lots of surprises

Who says dinner pork chops always need to be lying flat and boring on a meal plate ?

Surprise #1 - pork chops in rounds! Pork-chop pops...pork-chop balls!

Would it please you to see pork dainty ?

Surprise #2 - tender juicy perfectly fried pork-chop balls

Quick high heat frying that assures you non-oily pork chops that retained natural flavor and moisture within . You will know it's tender (not dry and tough) when you can slice them so easily with a knife and fork.

Apple Pork-Chop Balls
-Few pieces of pork tenderloin (Note: it depends on the kind of tenderloin you buy. If it's a thick cut of meat, make sure you slice them thinner (refer to collage)
-1-2 tsp soy sauce
- few dashes of ground white pepper
-1tsp rice wine
-1tsp brown sugar
-half a apple, peeled and cubed (refer to collage)
-corn flour

1. Season/marinate the slices of pork with soy sauce, white pepper, sugar, rice wine
2. Lay the pieces of pork flat on a board, add in one to two apple cubes (depending on size), and roll them up into balls (as shown in collage), lightly pressing with fingers, to seal the open edges. Dust in some corn flour to prevent "disintegration", and to maintain "structure" in the pork-chop (Note: pineapple cubes will be a good alternative to apples)
3. Prepare hot oil for frying and fry at 15o-160degC till pork turn color (Note: Since it's a thin cut of meat, it will take only a while for the pork to cook through). Then set aside on paper towels to drain excess oil
4. Serve immediately

Surprise #3 - you find apples in there!

Burst of juice from the apples + "juice" from the discover a wonderful combination...what a fruity sensation

Surprise #4 - the savory taste of pork in your palate is enhanced by the hint of sweetness and tartness of apple segments

Surprise #5 - the slight crunch of apples with tender bites of pork

The casual vibe in pork PLUS the simplicity of an apple...but

Surprise #6 - brings you an incredulous new flavor and refreshing texture nuance

I've submitting this pork chop surprise to Cookthink's Root Source Challenge #8: Pork Chops. This is how I bring plain old boring pork chops to new heights! Enjoy...

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