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crispy vietnamese pork chops with sugared peanuts

October 23, 2019
1 Ratings
Photo by Three Hungry Bellies
  • Prep time 30 minutes
  • Cook time 20 minutes
  • Serves 5
Author Notes

Crispy vietnamese pork chops with sugared peanuts hit all the taste buds in your mouth from the salty to the sweet to the hidden unami tastebud! It makes for a super simple dinner when you're in a pinch and pack a punch of flavor! —Three Hungry Bellies

What You'll Need
  • 1 pound pork chops (bone in)
  • 2 tablespoons fish sauce
  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 1 shallot, thinly sliced
  • 2 teaspoons soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup peanuts
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • handful of parsley (optional
  • pickled diakon & carrots (optional)
  • sliced limes (optional)
  1. In a plastic bag or a bowl combine all the ingredients and let marinate for 30 minute or up to 1 day.
  2. Once the pork chops are done marinating get a heavy bottom pan and put in 1 tablespoon of oil and turn to high heat. For pan reccomdations I would go with a cast iron! I have a link at the very bottom of this recipe for the exact cast iron I used if you are interested in one!
  3. Once the pan is hot enough place the pork chops down in a nice even layer. Every surface of the pork chop should be touching because you want to sear the pork chops not boil them.
  4. After 4 minutes are up, flip the pork chops over and repeat for another 4 minutes.
  5. Take out of the pan and repeat if necessary. Otherwise top with your topping and get ready to eaaattttt!

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1 Review

Deborah J. July 20, 2020
What about the peanuts?