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salt and pepper pork chops with sliced jalapenos and browned garlic in a wide pan
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Salt and Pepper Pork Chops

Make this restaurant favorite at home! Salt and Pepper Pork chops are full of flavor and super tender using one cooking technique.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Marinating30 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Main Entree
Cuisine: Asian
Servings: 4 Servings
Calories: 284kcal


  • 4 bone-in pork chops, about 1/2-inch thick
  • 1 egg white
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 3/4 cup cornstarch
  • canola oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 head garlic, peeled and minced
  • 2 pieces jalapeno, cut thinly
  • 2 green onions, chopped


  • Rinse the pork chops and pat dry. With a sharp knife, make a few small cuts around the band of fat.

  • In a large bowl, combine egg white and 1/2 teaspoon of the salt. Whisk well until frothy.
  • Add pork chops and marinate in the refrigerator for about 30 minutes.
  • Add cornstarch and toss to fully coat pork chops. Let stand for about 10 minutes.
  • In a large pan over medium heat, heat about 3-inches deep of oil to 350 F to 375 F. Add pork chops and deep-fry, turning as needed, for about 5 to 7 minutes or until golden, crisp and cooked through.
  • With a slotted spoon, remove pork chops from pan and drain on a wire rack set over a baking sheet. Reserve 2 tablespoons of the frying oil.
  • In a wide pan over medium heat, heat the reserved 2 tablespoons reserved oil.
  • Add garlic and cook, stirring regularly, until lightly browned.
  • Add jalapenos, green onions, the remaining 1 teaspoon salt and pepper. Cook, stirring regularly, for about 30 seconds.
  • Add deep-fried pork chops and toss for about 30-40 seconds or until heated through. Serve hot.



Calories: 284kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 26g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 76mg | Sodium: 943mg | Potassium: 480mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 60IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 25mg | Iron: 1mg