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Chinese Air Fryer Pork Chops

Marinade:

  • 1 teaspoon salt (marinade)
  • 1 teaspoon soy sauce or coconut aminos (marinade) 
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil (marinade)
  • 1 teaspoon shoaxing wine (marinade)

Chinese Seasoning mix: 

  • 1 tablespoon salt (seasoning mix)
  • 2 teaspoon Sichuan ground peppercorn (seasoning mix) 
  • 1 teaspoon 5 spice powder (seasoning mix)

Ingredients: 

  • 2 lbs pork chops 
  • 2 egg whites 
  • 2 Jalapeño pepper stems removed, sliced 
  • 2 Scallions (Green Onions) trimmes, sliced 
  • tablespoons peanut oil (or oil of choice)
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda 
  • 3/4 cup panko crumbs (pork rind flour, just plain pork rinds mixed in a blender) 
  • Sriracha (for dipping sauce)
  • Mayonnaise (for dipping sauces)

Directions:

  • In blender, blend all pork rinds until it becomes consistency of panko.
  • In separate bowl, mix Chinese seasoning mix, baking soda, and pork rind panko.
  • In a medium bowl, mix all ingredients of marinade.
  • Slice pork chops into cutlet pieces, leaving a little on the bones and place into marinade.  Allow to marinate for at least 20 minutes. 
  • After pork is marinated, in a medium bowl, whisk together egg white until foamy. 
  • Add pork chop pieces to egg white mixture, coat thoroughly. 
  • Put coated pork chop pieces into bowl containing Chinese seasoning mix, baking soda, and pork rind panko. Cover bowl and shake until all pork chop pieces are coated.

 Cooking:

  • Shake off pork and place into prepared Air Fryer basket. 
  • Lightly spray pork with oil. 
  • Cook at 360 degrees for 9 minutes, shaking the basket often and spraying with oil between shakes. (cooking time may vary depending on thickness)
  • Cook an additional 6 minutes at 400 degrees, or until the pork is brown and crispy.  (cooking time may vary depending on thickness)

Stir Fry:

  • Slice jalapeños thin and remove seeds. 
  • Chop scallions.  Place in bowl and set aside. 
  • Heat wok or skillet until screaming hot. 
  • Add oil, Jalapeño peppers, Scallions, salt and pepper and stir fry for one minute. 
  • Add cooked, air fried pork pieces to the wok or skillet and toss them with the jalapeño and scallions. 
  • Stir fry pork for another minute, making sure they become coated with the hot oil and vegetables. 
  • Place on paper towel to cool for 2-5 minutes.
  • Serve with mayonnaise/sriracha mixture.