“Tired of sweet & sour pork dish? How about “sweet & sour” fruity chicken dish this time?!”
ZESPRI® Kiwifruit wrote to me recently, asking if I was interested to try their kiwifruit so as to create a recipe using kiwifruit. Yes, why not? I think my readers and friends would surely like to cook a dish using fresh fruits, that was my thought.
Kiwifruit, loaded with vitamin C (2X the amount of orange), dietary fibre, potassium, folate, vitamin E, carotenoids and other antioxidants. It has low GI and is low in fat, and calories (<60kcal/100g).
This is a vegetable dish which I loved most. We always eat this whenever dining out in a particular “Zhi Char” stall (Local Chinese stir-fry stall) nearby. They cooked it really simple and nice, especially the crispy dried shrimps, it really does complement the steamed rice so greatly! However, paying S$8 each time for my regular ordering of this simple French bean with just the dried shrimps, I did feel the ouch… Hence….. Needless to say, I tasted, and tried cooking it at home, of course.
“Cheesy pork cutlet, Cheesy pork sandwich, or Cheesy fried pork chop, whatever you called it, this delicious savory ‘cheesy in pork’ dish would now be your child’s all-time-favourite. So as to you, big guys!”
I was so excited to introduce to you my latest dish, the mini cheesy sandwiched pork cutlet!
Yes, I did not make the standard sized pork chop, and instead, the bite-sizes. I wanted it to look cute. Most importantly, it was because I did it in a way that the pork chops were steamed beforehand. Just like my Japanese pork cutlet dish, it was easier to deep fry the crust to almost perfect golden by not worrying if the meat was cooked or not. Well, you may think this is an extra step which might not be necessary to you, do the ‘raw’ way may give you your better dish instead. It’s your comfort choice though..
“Japanese Pork cutlet with Special Miso Sauce that whets your appetite”
Once my non-Chinese friend asked me why Chinese likes to marinate the meat for ALL sorts of cooking other than BBQ? Will it really make a huge difference in taste? I was speechless. Frankly, I do my marinating for meat, even if it’s to be added in my noodle cooking, fried or soup. Some said it is a must to elevate the taste of the meat… Some said marination is to hush up the ‘meaty’ (or ‘fishy’) smell in it… And, I could tell you that it is pretty much a habit learned from mum since young, more than any other reasons… (smile).
“Simple and quick-making Japanese-style crispy pork chops make your lunch box meal one of the best ever. And, remember to serve it with the savoury Japanese curry gravy!”
Prepare this savory pork chop meal in less than an hour time. And learn my tricks in making successfully crisped and coated chops. It is a 99% success rate.
And because it was home cooking, I tend to make it a healthier dish for my family, so as to save some cooking oil, as I do not like to keep the used cooking oil for cooking more than one time. So, instead of deep-frying the pork chops, I chose to shallow-fry them. It will still be crisped, but I had to fry only one side of the chop at a time as the oil in the pan will not be enough to submerge the entire piece. Just make sure that the chop is not too thick, and shallow frying method will be as good to make the dish a success.
Using cornflakes to coat prawn fritters makes the dish special and imaginably delicious. The cornflakes crust created a much more crispy texture and aromatic flavor in the palate than the flour or bread crumbs coating.
I learned this delicious cornflake prawn fritters dish from an adaption of recipe in a small fast food recipe book complimentary with the purchase of a lifestyle magazine.
My family loved this version of deep fried prawn fritters so much. This recipe was indeed sugaring our meal last evening. The whole dish with servings for 4 was mopped up by just 3 of us in the end of the dinner.