Vietnamese Pork Chops with Sugared Peanuts

"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!"
-- @threehungrybellies1
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Prep time 30mins
Cook time 20mins
Serves or Makes: 5

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  • 1 pound bone in pork chop
  • 2 tablespoons fish sauce
  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1 shallot, thinly sliced
  • 2 teaspoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1/4 cups peanuts
  • 1 tablespoons sugar
  • handful of parsley (optional)
  • pickled diakon & carrots (optional)
  • sliced limes (optional)


  • Step 1

    In a plastic bag or a bowl combine all the ingredients and let marinate for 30 minute or up to 1 day.

  • Step 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!

  • Step 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.

  • Step 4

    After 4 minutes are up, flip the pork chops over and repeat for another 4 minutes.

  • Step 5

    Take out of the pan and repeat if necessary. Otherwise top with your topping and get ready to eaaattttt!

  • Step 6

    On a cutting board give the peanuts a nice rough chop. You don't want to bite into a huge peanut by itself but you also don't want peanut dust. Any where in between these two are perfect.

  • Step 7

    Then transfer the chopped peanuts into a bowl along with a tablespoon of sugar and give it a good mix. Serve with your pork chops!

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