Fried Baby Leeks With Crisp Garlic Pork

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Delicious fried baby leeks with crisp garlic pork

Delicious fried baby leeks with crisp garlic pork

I love baby leeks. They are so tender and they have a natural sweetness of their own. I love the dark green colour which looks very healthy to the body. This is one dish that my family loves. My greatest expression of love to my family is to cook healthy meals. It’s of course never easy. I want my family to eat more vegetables and fruits and less meat. Sometimes it’s hard to keep the balance. I find that an occasional treat does the trick. In that way, everyone doesn’t feel deprived.

My family loves belly pork…..either baked with a lot of garlic, salt and pepper or braised with a lot of seasonings. Of course they can’t have that all the time. It’s too fat and unhealthy. I make that only on occasions. I’ve just made some garlic pork the other day. It comes very handy when I need to add flavour to vegetables or fried noodles or even with rice porridge (congee). Here’s my recipe to share. This amount is for 3 persons.

Ingredients
baby leeks
belly pork
garlic (minced)
salt
pepper powder
oyster sauce

Rub belly pork with salt, pepper powder and minced garlic. Leave to marinade a few hours. The amount of salt, garlic and pepper powder used is up to individual preference. I used quite a lot. My family loves garlic.

Sliced garlic pork

Sliced garlic pork from the fridge

Delicious crisp garlic pork

Delicious crisp garlic pork

Bake the marinated pork in the oven at 200 degrees Celsius until lightly golden and cooked. The length of time depends on the amount and thickness of the belly pork. When it has cooled down, slice some of it into average slices. The amount depends on how much you want to add to your vegetables.

Beautiful green, baby leeks

Beautiful green, baby leeks

Sliced leeks (this amount is double the picture above)

Sliced leeks (this amount is double the picture above)

Wash the leeks very clean. Then slice them

Heat up a little oil in a wide based frying pan. Add in the belly pork slices and fry until slightly crisp and golden. Ohhh….the smell is sooooo gooood! Dish up the crisp pork leaving behind the oil. Add in all the vegetables and fry. You can add in 1-2 spoons of water and cover to quicken the frying. Add in some oyster sauce, not too much though as the oil is salty from frying the pork. Mix well and dish it up onto a plate. Garnish the top of the vegetables with the crisp belly pork slices. It is really delicious.

Do you like to eat leeks? Have you tried baby leeks? How do you like it cooked? Please share, add and comment in the comment box below.

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14 Comments

the readitional gourmand  on October 18th, 2009

Mary, this looks delicious! I bet your house smells amazing!

Brie  on October 18th, 2009

yum, looks savory and delicious!

Anna  on October 18th, 2009

Hi Mary, this dish looks and sounds very yummy. I love the pork and leeks combination.

kristy  on October 18th, 2009

Don’t you missed those days when you had this dish during the festive season back home! We used to stir fried with roast pork, right?

Drick  on October 18th, 2009

yum, yum - what a nice paring….looks so good…

Dada  on October 18th, 2009

Very appetizing! A good idea to use the baby leeks

penny aka jeroxie  on October 18th, 2009

ANother simple and yet yummy dish. I love these dishes and usually make them on busy weekdays :)

Mary  on October 18th, 2009

@the readitional gourmand - Thanks for comment. Yes, my house smells so good…including me…LOL

@Brie - Thanks. Did I make you drool? Hope you try it soon.

@Anna - Thanks for your commemt. Yes, the pork and leeks combination is very good.

@kristy - My goodness, I actually can’t remember how my parents cooked leeks. I don’t think I ever liked it. But I think baby leeks are very different. They are tender and sweet and I love the dark green colour.

Mary  on October 18th, 2009

@Drick - Thnaks for comment. Yes, they pair so well. My family really likes it.

@Dada - I learned to eat baby leeks not too long ago. They are very delicious.

@Penny - Thanks for sharing. This is truly a simple, easy recipe that’s great for any busy days.

Blackswan  on October 19th, 2009

Yum-yum! Love the pork but I don’t think I’ll eat the leeks. None in my family eat that :<

Michael Chin  on October 19th, 2009

I love crispy garlics pork. With baby leeks ? may be I will try though I may substitute with another green vege, say spring onion …
Well, your blog is excellent and I have recommended to some of my friends. All the best …

Mary  on October 19th, 2009

@Blackswan - If you can get the baby leeks I think they will like it. My family doesn’t really like the big leeks without the green end parts but they love baby leeks. Give a try if you can find that.

@Michael - Oh….you are another one not really keen on baby leeks….so sorry to hear that. But you may like it with this crisp garlic pork which gives it real good flavour. I just think that it tastes better than with spring onions. You may try it with green beans which can be a very good substitute. By the way, thanks very much for recommending my blog to your friends. Really appreciate that.

Sook  on October 21st, 2009

Oh boy - this one also looks great! You have many great recipes that I want to try!

Mary  on October 21st, 2009

@Sook - Thanks for your comment. I hope you try it soon. My family loves this dish. They will eat a lot. I’m happy when they eat a lot of vegetables.

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