Crunchy Baked Pork Bites with Awesome Sauce

Andy Anderson !

By
@ThePretentiousWichitaChef

This recipe is a two-fer. You can pile them up on a plate, and serve them as an appetizer, or you can place them on a nice warm bed of rice and make a meal out of them.

They have just enough heat to get your attention, but not so much that you grab for the water.

So yummy.

Either way, you’re in for a tasty treat, and with that great sauce, and crunch, you won’t believe that they were baked.

So, you ready… Let’s get into the kitchen.


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Serves:
4
Prep:
15 Min
Cook:
30 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

PLAN/PURCHASE

AWESOME SAUCE

4 Tbsp
tamari sauce
2 Tbsp
fresh clover honey
1 1/2 Tbsp
hot sauce, i prefer, frank’s
2 tsp
dark sesame oil
1 pinch
crushed red pepper flakes
2 clove
cloves, minced

THE SLURRY

1 tsp
arrowroot powder, or cornstarch
1 Tbsp
water

THE PORK BITES

10 oz
pork tenderloin, cut into bite-size cubes
1/2 c
flour all purpose variety
2 large
eggs
2 Tbsp
water
1 c
panko breadcrumbs
1 tsp
black pepper, freshly ground

OPTIONAL ADDITIONS

toasted sesame seeds, for garnish
sliced green onions, for garnish
white rice, for plating

Step-By-Step

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1PREP/PREPARE

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2AWESOME SAUCE

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3Gather your ingredients.

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4Add all of the sauce ingredients to a small saucepan, over medium-low heat.

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5Stir the mixture, and bring it up to a light simmer.

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6To make the slurry, mix the arrowroot (or cornstarch), and water together in a small bowl.

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7Add the slurry to the saucepan, and simmer for an additional 5 minutes.

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8Cover the saucepan, and then reduce the heat enough to just keep the sauce warm.

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9Chef’s Tip: If your stovetop has a warm setting, use it.

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10THE PORK BITES

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11Gather your ingredients.

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12Combine the flour and pepper in a large plate, or breading pan.
Whisk the eggs with the 2 tablespoons of water, and place in another pan.
Add the breadcrumbs to a third pan.

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13Coat a piece of pork in the flour.

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14Shake off the excess, and then coat in the egg wash.

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15Shake off the excess, and then press into the panko breadcrumbs.

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16Place on a parchment-lined baking sheet, fitted with a wire rack.

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17Repeat for the remaining pork, and allow them to rest for 15 minutes.

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18Place a rack in the middle position, and preheat the oven to385f (195c).

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19Place the pork bites in the preheated oven, and allow them to bake until fully cooked and beginning to brown, about 25 to 30 minutes.

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20Chef’s Note: Keep an eye on them, and make sure they don’t turn from golden brown to burnt brown.

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21Remove from the oven, and toss with the sauce.

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22PLATE/PRESENT

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23Serve on a bed of rice for a nice light meal.

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24Pile on a plate, and serve as an appetizer.

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25Garnish with some sliced green onions, and toasted sesame seeds. Enjoy.

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About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Pork
Main Ingredient: Pork
Regional Style: American