So life has been a bit hectic lately. In a good way though. We just got these whitewashed oak floors installed on the second level of our house and they look amazing! My dust allergies also thank them for it. And a huge thanks to family for helping us move all our furniture off the top floor and back again. I guess that’s one of the many bright sides of having a large family.
Another good thing is learning recipes from each other. This particular one comes from my Grandmother on my Dad’s side. These savory fritters are made out of pork and onions and are incredibly easy and quick to make. The cornstarch helps bond the ingredients together and prevents it from tasting dry. Every time we would visit Taiwan, my grandmother would fry these up for me and my brother, knowing that my brother liked his meat. You can serve them as appetizers or with rice, but I prefer the latter.
I’ve definitely leaned on it once or twice in the past few weeks while the house underwent some renovations.
If you like making fritters, this will be a cinch for you! Enjoy!
Grandma's Pan-Fried Pork Fritters
- 1/2 lb ground pork 75% lean, 25% fat
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tsp. soy sauce
- 2 tsp. sugar
- 6 T. cornstarch
- 1/2 cup water
- 1 medium onion finely diced
- Oil for frying
Mix all ingredients in a large bowl.
Heat 1 T. of oil in a large pan. With a spoon, drop 1.5-2T. of the filling onto the pan and with a flat spatula, press down slightly until 1/4-inch thick. You can push the edges in slightly if needed to form a circle.
Fry 2-3 minutes on each side or until tiny bubbles start forming or the edges start browning.
Serve with rice.