Sichuan Crispy Fried Pork is a simple Chinese dish crispy deep-fried pork strips seasoned with Sichuan peppercorn then coated in sweet potato starch batter
If you have been in Sichuan restaurants then this dish would be very familiar, one their most delicious dishes on offer, a simple deep-fried pork strips that is coated sweet potato starch batter. What makes this dish special is the seasoning used, the Sichuan peppercorns that gives a numbing sensation at the same time floral in scent and taste, the sweet potato starch on the other hand gives it a distinct crisp that you can’t attain with just flour and/or cornstarch which makes the insides so juicy as once it is fried the batter locks all that juices in. The result is a surprising texture and flavour on every bite. It really simple to make, all you do is just mix everything together and fry it, cooking time is short too.