Pad Kra Pao - Thai Stir-fry Pork Basil

Pad Kra Pao - Thai Stir-fry Pork Basil

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Stir-fry Spicy Pork Basil Thai style.

Preparation 15 mins
Cooking 15 mins

Main

Thai



This recipe is my brother's favourite food. We eat this dish a lot as a child. It's best with fried egg on the top!


Ingredients

Servings:  
20 g
holy basil
2
garlic cloves
3
Chilies
3
sliced big chili
240 g
minced meat
2 tbsp
vegetable oil
1 tbsp
fish sauce
1 tbsp
soy sauce
1 tbsp
Oyster sauce
1 tbsp
Dark sweet soy sauce
1 tsp
sugar
1
egg white(s)

Steps to Prepare

Pad Kra Pao - Thai Stir-fry Pork Basil Step 1

Step 1 of 7

    • 20 g holy basil
    • 2 garlic cloves
    • 3 Chilies
    • 3 sliced big chili
    • 240 g minced meat
    • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
    • 1 tbsp fish sauce
    • 1 tbsp soy sauce
    • 1 tbsp Oyster sauce
    • 1 tbsp Dark sweet soy sauce
    • 1 tsp sugar
    • 1 egg white(s)

Make Pad-Kra-Pao sauce by mixing the ingredients together well. You can prepare this in advance. The sauce can keep in the fridge for upto 10 days.

Pad Kra Pao - Thai Stir-fry Pork Basil Step 2

Step 2 of 7

Fried an egg. (Optional)

Step 3 of 7

Prepare garlice paste by grinding them in a mortar or blender. Don't grind too much. You want to leave some crunch to the paste to add more texture and flavour to the dish.

Step 4 of 7

Prepare all of the ingredient by your stove. Stir-fry must be done fast so you want everything to be ready to go.

Pad Kra Pao - Thai Stir-fry Pork Basil Step 5

Step 5 of 7

Heat up the oil in a wok over high heat. Fry garlic paste until fragrance, about 10-15 seconds. Afterward, add the ground meat and stir-fry until the meat is almost dry. No juice. This is becuase you wan to sauce to intact to the meat to give a nice flavour. When the meat is dry, add the sauce and stir-fry until 2/3 of the sauce is evaporate. If it's getting too dry and starting to burn, you can add a little bit of water.

Step 6 of 7

Turn off the stove and add the basil leaves. Fold the leaves until they are well covered.

Pad Kra Pao - Thai Stir-fry Pork Basil Step 7

Step 7 of 7

Serve hot over steam rice or as a share side dish.

Published: January 19, 2021


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