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Deep Fried Paper-Wrapped Pork

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(Recipe ID: 495)

Serves 4

Preparation time: 1 hours; Cook time: 20 minutes

Source: Vito De Carolis

Asian inspired dish that is both fun and different.


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  • 2 pounds Lean pork
  • 2 Slices of fresh ginger root
  • 1 Garlic clove
  • 4 tablespoons Soy sauce
  • 12 tablespoons Sherry wine
  • 2 teaspoons Sugar
  • 12 Scallion stalks
  • Wax paper
  • 2 cups Extra Virgin Olive Oil *

    Avanti Savoia Cooking/All Purpose Olive Oil suggested


  1. Cut pork in ¾-inch cubes.
  2. Mince ginger and garlic, then combine with soy sauce, Sherry wine and sugar.
  3. Add to pork and toss.
  4. Let stand 30 minutes, turning occasionally.
  5. Drain, discarding marinade.
  6. Split scallion stalks in half lengthwise, then cut crosswise in 1-inch sections.
  7. Cut wax paper in 6-inch squares. 
  8. Wrap one pork cube and scallion section in each square of paper.
  9. Heat Extra Virgin Olive Oil to about 375 degrees in a wok pan and deep-fry paper-wrapped pork until done (about 8 minutes).
  10. Add wraps a few at a time.
  11. Drain and serve hot in wrappings.
  12. The diner, with chopsticks or fork, opens the paper envelopes one at a time and eats the contents.


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