Finely julienne the ginger. An amount that may seem like a bit too much is about right.
Combine the ☆ sake, mirin, soy sauce, and grated onion.
Make small cuts in the sinews of the pork slices. Season on both sides with salt and pepper.
Coat both sides with flour.
Heat oil in a pan and saute the julienned ginger over low heat until fragrant. When the ginger is all shriveled up, add the combined ingredients from Step 2.
Add more oil to the pan and pan fry the pork. Brown on both sides over medium heat. Transfer the pork to a plate.
After the meat has been removed from the pan, add the combined seasonings to the pan over medium heat. Add the butter, and when the sauce is thickened, it's done.
Pour the sauce evenly over the pork, and enjoy. The julienned ginger smells so good.
A rather extravagant version using a thick pork steak. I marinated the meat in grated onion and sake before pan frying it. It's so tender!
Story Behind this Recipe
I wanted to put a twist on the usual ginger pork. It's a very richly flavored ginger pork that goes well with rice. It's a firm family favorite.
Thickly sliced meat tastes better. If you use pork steak meat, it becomes like sautéed pork and is very posh. Use plenty of ginger. Julienne the ginger with the grain to prevent it from breaking up. Since the meat is coated with flour, use a generous amount of vegetable oil to pan fry it.