HOMEMADE ASIAN STYLE PORK JERKY/BAK KWA 蜜汁豬肉乾 – RECIPE食譜

Another late update! Here is one of my favorite Chinese snacks – Pork Jerky. I decided to make this my own, not the easiest to make, but definitely worth the time.

Homemade Pork Jerky 蜜汁豬肉乾

Homemade Pork Jerky 蜜汁豬肉乾

Left - ready to put into oven Right - baked for 25 mins in oven

Left – ready to put into oven
Right – baked for 25 mins in oven

Done product! Supper yummy! Homemade Pork Jerky 蜜汁豬肉乾

Done product! Supper yummy! Homemade Pork Jerky 蜜汁豬肉乾

Ingredients (mix all in a bowl):

  • 1LB ground pork (I used 80%-90% lean)
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1/2 tbsp dark soy sauce
  • 1/2 tbsp fish sauce
  • 1 tbsp oyster sauce
  • a pinch of white pepper
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp honey

Mix all above ingredients in a bowl, like it marinate at least 4 hours.

Instructions:

  • Use baking pan, cover with aluminum foil, then parchment paper on top.
  • Use a little of vegetable oil, lightly brush on the parchment paper.
  • Spread the marinated ground pork on the layered baking pan, no requirement on thickness (just your personal preference). I did mine medium thickness.
  • I used a spatula, and cling wrap to spread evenly on the baking pan. I left about 1/2″ clearance on the baking pan.
  • Preheat oven at 300F and let it bake for 15-20mins.
  • In a small bowl, mix a bit of honey and oyster sauce. Set a side.
  • After 15-20mins, take out the baking pan … use a brush and brush the honey & oyster mix on the pork jerky (both sides). I cut the pork jerky horiztanal in half, so I can flip easier for brushing.
  • After brushing both sides, bake for 10 minutes … this should give the pork jerky the burnt edges. You can bake each side of 5 mins for more even burnt edges. I was lazy, I baked for 10mins, didn’t flip. Pay close attention to the oven during this 10 minutes as pork jerky can be easily over burnt.
  • Finally … take out the baking pan, cut into squares and let it cool.
  • Enjoy!

 

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