While pork jerky may seem like a weird choice for a snack, you would be surprised at how delicious it is. Not only can you make this pork jerky the way you want depending on the seasoning, but it is also a high-protein and low-fat food that you will love to have around at all times.
Pork Jerky Sounds and Tastes Unique!
For this recipe, I like to use ground pork, oyster sauce, soy sauce, sugar, pepper, and honey. But you can make this dish different by changing things up using things like pork tenderloin, brown sugar, maple syrup, sea salt, and apple cider vinegar. You can even add other ingredients, like red pepper flakes, teriyaki sauce, or BBQ sauce.
Make sure to season your pork with all the ingredients in a bowl, mixing well so that the meat absorbs all the flavors. If you’d like to add more flavors, this is a good time to add them.
If you have a food dehydrator, this is a good time to use it. However, I have made this recipe in the oven before without much problem. All you have to do is lay your pork flat on a baking sheet, baking each side for about 15-20 minutes at 250 degrees F. Once one side is brown, you should flip it until it all dries out.
I also like to add some honey or maple syrup to each side of the jerky. You can try sprinkling some salt, a few red pepper flakes, and even teriyaki sauce.
When cooked correctly, your pork jerky will last at room temperature for a few days, especially if you store it in a Ziploc bag. If you refrigerate it, your pork jerky will last for a couple of weeks at least.
This pork jerky is a great idea for everyone at home, whether you use it as a protein-filled snack, as a meat replacement in a dish, or as an appetizer. Enjoy!
Homemade Pork Jerky
1 1/2 lbs (675 g) ground pork
4 tbsp oyster sauce
1 tbsp soy sauce
2 tbsp sugar
1/8 tsp white pepper
1 tbsp honey
- Using a mixing bowl, combine ground pork, oyster sauce, soy sauce, sugar, and white pepper. Mix well.
- Lay ground pork mix on a baking sheet with parchment paper. Lay them flat and thin.
- Preheat oven to 250 F (121 C) and bake each side for 15 minutes.
- Drain pork drippings after 15 minutes then flip the pork to bake the other side for another 15 to 20 minutes until it dries out.
- Brush both sides with honey and then broil for 2 minutes.
- Let it cool then slice into small pieces.
- Serve and enjoy!