7 up Marinated Pork Chop is one of those dishes my siblings and I would always have when we were growing up. My mom would always buy pork chops every time she goes to the market. Her favorite way of cooking it is by frying it. She would marinate it first with 7-up, calamansi (calamondin) and soy sauce overnight. I have tried different pork chop recipes but I still love my mom’s recipe. Sometimes I would substitute the 7-up with ginger ale and I also use lemon instead of calamansi because lemons are more easily accessible. Additionally, I coat the pork chops with tapioca starch or flour before frying it. I like to make mango salsa as well because it goes great with the fried pork chops. The 7-up mixture and the fact that it is marinated overnight makes the pork chops so tender and tasty. Every time I make these there are never any leftovers. It is and will always be our family’s all time favorite dish.
Fried Pork Chop
- 4 pieces pork chops
- Juice of half a lemon
- 3 tbsp soy sauce
- 1 can 7-up or ginger ale
- Tapioca starch or flour
- oil for frying
Mango Salsa (optional)
- 1 tomato diced
- 1/3 cup diced mango
- 1 tbsp diced red onion
- 1 tbsp chopped cilantro
- 1 tsp lemon juice
- ¼ tsp salt
- Prepare the chops by making two midway slits on each piece (this process will ensure even cooking when frying). Click here to see how it's done. Sprinkle with salt.
- Put chops on a shallow dish (or in a large Ziploc bag). Add lemon juice, soy sauce and 7-up. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight.
- Drain and dry thoroughly with paper towels.
- Coat with tapioca starch and fry until golden brown on both sides.
- Prepare the mango salsa by mixing all the ingredients listed under Mango Salsa
- Serve with steamed rice and mango salsa.
Gloria mateo ogaco
Very nice dish i try one time
maria oppus yap
It was delicious! Thank you for sharing this very simple recipe with a very flavorful outcome. I’d like to try baking it instead today. What do you recommend for oven temp? duration? and breading/coating?
You’re welcome Maria! If you are planning to bake the pork chops, you need to coat the chops with breadcrumbs (instead of flour or tapioca starch). Then place the chops on a wire rack set on a baking sheet. Bake in 350 degree F preheated oven for 40 minutes or until cooked through. Hope these help!
Elfeda Habaluyas (Raquel)
Thanks for the recipe and it will be tonight’s dinner. My son, Mike is a big fan of cooking especially filipino recipes so I forwarded recipe to him. My mom used to make shrimp with 7up. and it made the sucking of the head even more delicious. thanks again and have a great day.
Could corn starch or flour be used instead of tapioca
Yes, you can definitely use cornstarch or flour. You should try making it, Mimi :0
About how long does it take to fry each side? It looks so delicious!!!
I usually fry the chops for 2-3 minutes per side, depending on the thickness of the chops.
Wow! These look so tender and juicy. I’ll definitely have to try this recipe sometime.
I featured this recipe on the Clarks Condensed Sunday Dinner Party, as one of the best recipes I have found this week on Pinterest. I hope you’ll come by, and link up one of your yummy recipes at my link party!
Thanks for stopping by and for featuring this recipe at your Sunday dinner party 🙂
Ghia Linsangan Abenoja
Nice recipe easy to make,love it especially with mango salsa great combination.