Things You Need

• 1 lb of thin cut pork chops • 1 clove of garlic, minced • 1/2 tsp salt • 2 tsp soy sauce • 1 tsp sugar • 1 tsp hoisin sauce* • dash of pepper (optional) *apparently this is available at Walmart but if not found, go to an Asian market.

First, tenderize the meat. Mix all the other ingredients together and spread equally over the pork. Let sit for at least 15 minutes.

If using cuts of pork with bones, it will be beneficial to use a wok like we did in the pictures. This way, you can face the bones toward the center so that area of the meat can get the bulk of the heat (meat around bone takes longer to cook). If not, a pan works fine. Turn the stove on high and pour about three tablespoons of cooking oil into your wok or pan. When heated, start putting in the pork.

While staying on high heat, keep the chops on each side just enough to brown them, then turn the heat to medium. This is the part that will determine whether your pork chops will be dry or juicy; people tend to make the mistake of flipping the meat too often. Keep the chops on each side around three minutes each turn. When the chops start turning a golden brown, they should be done! (Please cut into them to check that they are thoroughly cooked so you don't come back to yell at me about getting sick 😉)

Yuuuum ☺️ This dish pairs well with rice and all kinds of veggies (try cauliflower mash). It is pretty heavy with flavor so balance it out with a lightly sweetened drink like peach tea. Happy eating!

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