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Compilation of 7 simple and tender marination methods for fried meat

Fried pork is no stranger to us, with its crispy outer layer combined with tender meat providing an explosion of flavors. However, achieving the perfect taste requires the right marination technique. Join Kamereo to learn simple ways to marinate pork for frying in the following article!

Compilation of various ways to marinate tasty fried meat
Compilation of various ways to marinate tasty fried meat

Table of Contents

  1. Lemongrass marinated fried meat
  2. Tonkatsu – Japanese-style breaded and fried meat
  3. Egg-stuffed crispy fried pork
  4. Preventing burned fried meat with baking soda
  5. Marinating fried meat without burning with baking soda
  6. Marinating fried meat with wine for enhanced flavor
  7. Marinating fried meat with five-spice powder

Lemongrass marinated fried meat

Ingredients:

  • 300g pork belly
  • 4 stalks lemongrass
  • 1/2 tablespoon fried shallots
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 10g mixed spices (fish sauce, sugar, vinegar, cooking oil, broth cubes)

Marination steps:

Step 1: Clean and finely chop the lemongrass. Wash the pork with diluted saltwater, gently squeeze the meat to clean it thoroughly.

Step 2: After washing, place the meat in a sieve to drain water easily. Put the drained meat on a clean cutting board and cut it into bite-sized pieces.

Step 3: To enhance the flavor, marinate the meat with chopped lemongrass, add 1 tablespoon of fish sauce, 1 tablespoon of sugar, 1/2 broth cube, and 1/2 teaspoon of chili powder. Use chopsticks to mix well and wait for about 20-25 minutes for the meat to absorb the flavors.

Delicious lemongrass-marinated fried meat recipe
Delicious lemongrass-marinated fried meat recipe

Tonkatsu – Japanese-style breaded and fried meat

  • Ingredients:
  • 200g pork loin
  • 100g flour
  • 200g breadcrumbs
  • 2 eggs
  • 20g lard
  • 30g ketchup
  • 10g seasoning (sugar, pepper, salt, cooking oil)
  • 1 small ginger
  • 50g cabbage
  • 1 lemon
  • 40g Worcestershire sauce

Marination for Tonkatsu frying:

Step 1: Rinse the meat with a little diluted saltwater, then gently squeeze the meat to make it cleaner. Put the meat in a sieve to drain water easily.

Step 2: Use kitchen paper to pat the meat dry, then use a knife to remove excess fat and trim any visible tendons.

Step 3: Place the meat on a clean cutting board and use a meat mallet to pound both sides of the meat, making it tender. Next, place the meat in a large dish and marinate it with a little pepper and salt. Use your hands to gently rub the spices all over the meat, ensuring an even coating.

Step 4: Mix 40g Worcestershire sauce, 20g lard, 30g ketchup, sugar, and finely chopped ginger in a bowl. Then, use a spoon to mix the mixture until completely dissolved.

Simple marination for crispy and tender Tonkatsu
Simple marination for crispy and tender Tonkatsu

Note: Marinate the meat for about 20-25 minutes to allow the sauce to evenly penetrate and enhance the delicious flavor.

Egg-stuffed crispy fried pork

  • Ingredients:
  • 200g pork shoulder
  • 3 eggs
  • 40g fried shallots
  • 10g seasoning (fish sauce, sugar, broth cubes, cooking oil)

Marination for pan-fried pork:

Step 1: Wash the pork with diluted saltwater, then place the meat in a sieve to drain water easily.

Step 2: After draining, place it on a cutting board and finely chop. To prevent the meat from sticking to the cutting board, use less force while chopping.

Step 3: Beat 3 eggs in a bowl until well mixed. Then add the chopped meat, fried shallots, and seasoning with 1 teaspoon of fish sauce and 1/2 teaspoon of sugar. Mix all the ingredients evenly.

How to marinate and fry pork for a delicious crispy result
How to marinate and fry pork for a delicious crispy result

Note: Marinate the meat for 20-25 minutes to allow the sauce to evenly distribute and enhance the delicious flavor.

Preventing burned fried meat with baking soda

  • Ingredients:
  • 500g pork
  • Dried shallots
  • Cilantro
  • Ginger
  • 1/2 tablespoon cooking oil
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • Pepper
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1/2 tablespoon marinated meat sauce
  • Chinese five-spice powder
  • 1 teaspoon rice wine
  • Salt

Marination steps:

Step 1: The key to marinating delicious and tender fried meat is to choose pork belly with a well-balanced ratio of meat and fat. Wash the meat and soak it in diluted saltwater for 2-3 minutes, then drain.

Step 2: Wash and finely chop shallots, cilantro, and ginger with clean water. Cut the shallots and cilantro into small pieces.

Step 3: Mix soy sauce, marinated meat sauce, sugar, rice wine, and pepper with the prepared mixture. Then, add finely chopped ginger, shallots, cilantro, and mix well. Place the meat in the middle.

Step 4: Use gloves to evenly apply the sauce to the meat, marinate for 30 minutes, allowing the meat to absorb the flavors.

Marinating for crispy and non-burned fried meat
Marinating for crispy and non-burned fried meat

Marinating fried meat without burning with baking soda

  • Ingredients:
  • 500g pork
  • Dried shallots
  • Cilantro
  • Ginger
  • 1/2 tablespoon cooking oil
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • Pepper
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1/2 tablespoon marinated meat sauce
  • Chinese five-spice powder
  • 1 teaspoon rice wine
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • Salt

Marination steps:

After preparing the pork, use baking soda to evenly marinate the meat. Place the meat in the refrigerator for about 15-20 minutes, then remove and rinse it thoroughly. Next, proceed with the marination and frying steps as described above.

Using baking soda to marinate fried meat without burning
Using baking soda to marinate fried meat without burning

Marinating fried meat with wine for enhanced flavor

  • Ingredients:
  • 500g pork
  • Dried shallots
  • Cilantro
  • Ginger
  • 1/2 tablespoon cooking oil
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • Pepper
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1/2 tablespoon marinated meat sauce
  • Chinese five-spice powder
  • 1 teaspoon rice wine
  • Salt

Marination steps:

Step 1: Keep the pork belly in large pieces, rub with salt, then wash and drain. Clean the ginger, peel it, and finely chop it. After peeling and chopping the shallots and garlic, clean the cilantro and cut it into small sections.

Step 2: Prepare the marinade according to the recipe: 1 tablespoon of oil, 1 tablespoon of sugar, 1/2 tablespoon of barbecue sauce, 2 tablespoons of wine, 1/2 tablespoon of cooking oil. Mix well. Add finely chopped ginger, shallots, cilantro, then place the meat in the center.

Step 3: Wear gloves to evenly spread the sauce on the meat, marinate for 30 minutes. Remember to flip the pork skin side up to avoid excessive spice absorption and maintain the desired crispiness.

Step 4: Finally, fry the meat in a pan with enough oil until it turns uniformly golden. Marinating fried meat with wine may be a bit more complex, but it ensures a soft and special flavor.

Use wine to marinate fried meat to reduce gaminess and enhance tenderness
Use wine to marinate fried meat to reduce gaminess and enhance tenderness

Marinating fried meat with five-spice powder

  • Ingredients:
  • 500g pork
  • Five-spice powder
  • Lemongrass
  • Chili
  • Seasonings: salt, sugar, broth cubes, etc.
  • Cilantro

Marination steps:

Step 1: Rinse pork belly and keep it in one piece. Quickly blanch the pork in boiling water, then use a knife to make a few cuts on the skin to make it crispier and more porous when frying.

Step 2: Peel the outer layers of lemongrass, wash it, and thinly slice it. Remove the stem from the chili, wash it, and finely chop it.

Step 3: Place the pork in a large bowl, add 1 teaspoon salt, 1 teaspoon sugar, 1/2 broth cube, five-spice powder, lemongrass, and finely chopped chili. Wear gloves and evenly apply the spices to all sides of the meat.

Step 4: Allow the meat to marinate for a minimum of 20 minutes to ensure the spices penetrate well. After marination, fry the meat in a pan with enough oil until it becomes golden and has a fragrant aroma. Then, transfer the meat to a plate.

Marinating fried meat with five-spice powder for enhanced color and flavor
Marinating fried meat with five-spice powder for enhanced color and flavor

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These are various methods to marinate delicious and tender fried meat that you must try. You can create your own unique way based on the best marinated fried meat recipes. Hope this article on marinating fried meat helps you create mouth-watering dishes. Don’t forget to follow the Food Tips section for more helpful experiences!

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