RECIPE: Filipino-style Fried Pork Chops

Fried pork chops are a favorite dish accompanied with boiled white rice in the Philippines. It can be a dry combination, which is why Filipinos usually have a soup on the side or a sauce to go with it.

How to Make Filipino-Style Pork Chops

1. Marinate a little over two pounds of pork chops in 2 tablespoons of soy sauce and 2 tablespoons of calamansi or lemon juice. Leave for an hour.

2. Drain the pork chops and dredge in flour or fine bread crumbs.

3. Fry both sides of the pork chops until golden brown.

4. Serve with a sweet and sour sauce.

Recipe for the Sweet & Sour Sauce

1/4 cup white vinegar
4 tbsp cornstarch
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup pineapple juice
1 red bell pepper, diced
1/2 cup pineapple, small chunks
about 1/2 cup water

Blend all the ingredients in a saucepan and simmer until you get the proper thickness, which will depend on the cornstarch and water. Adjust the amount of water accordingly.

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