I've been to Thailand a bunch of times and they truly do have some of the best food in the world. I usually eat cashew chicken every day while I am there. The reason? It's never the same wherever you get it. There are so many versions of it and I love them all! But my favorite appetizer/snack is the delicious crispy Thai pork toast. I always saw people eating this but I never knew what it was. Finally I asked about it, took a chance and ordered it. Mind blown. It was everything I wanted in a fried appetizer.
For crispy Thai Pork Toast it's Easy: Season the pork and fry it on white bread
All you need is ground pork, white bread, garlic, cilantro, soy sauce, cornstarch, salt, oil and eggs. These are cheap, readily available ingredients and you probably already have some of them in your kitchen. The funny thing about this recipe is that I am going to recommend cheap white bread.
If you read my blog regularly (and I'm sure you do), you know that I am always waxing poetic about the importance of high-quality bread when making a gourmet sandwich. Well, I'm turning the tables with this recipe. Cheap, store-brand white bread will be just fine for this one.
These are great for snacks or to serve as an appetizer when you have people over for dinner. Also, you can freeze them and pull them out later! They re-heat great right in the toaster oven. Done it many times.
A couple of tips for this one: these need to cool down before you serve them. Don't eat them right out of the pan - you will get burned. When you take them out of the oil, you must transfer them to a paper towel lined plate or sheet pan. I photographed them on a wire rack, but I first rested them on paper towel. You do want some of that oil pulled out of the bottom of the toast, so you don't get that too-oily flavor. This is important.Print