Pan-fried Pork Chops with Lemongrass

Pan-fried Pork Chops with Lemongrass

If you like the fragrance of lemongrass, you will like pan-fried pork chops with lemongrass. The meat is tender and tasty and the lemongrass sauce is fragrant and delicious. Use a cast iron pan for the frying to produce that grilled flavour.


  • 2 pork chops
  • 1/2 tbsp Fish sauce
  • 1 tbsp Soya sauce
  • 1 stalk Lemongrass
  • 1 Garlic
  • 1 tbsp Ginger
  • 1 tbsp Oil
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar


  1. Use a meat tenderiser to hammer the pork chops.
  2. Prepare marinade:
    • Chop garlic, ginger & lemongrass till fine.
    • Add soya sauce, garlic, ginger, brown sugar & oil. Mix well.
    • Rub marinade into the pork chops.
    • Cover & marinate for at least 2 hours, preferably overnight.
  3. Scrape the marinade from the pork chops before pan frying. This will avoid burning the chops before they are cooked. Set aside the marinade.
  4. Use a cast iron pan for pan frying – this will produce the best results. Heat 1 tbsp of oil.
  5. Add pork chops and fry till golden before flipping to the other side.
  6. Fry till cooked (total time around 8-10 mins). Remove fried pork chops to a serving plate.
  7. Add the reserved marinade and fry till fragrant. Add a little water and simmer till thickened.
  8. Pour sauce over pork chops. Yum!

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