Pad kra pao (Thai holy basil and pork stir-fry)

Pad kra pao (Thai holy basil and pork stir-fry)

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Xueci Cheng

Xueci Cheng

Food Editor at Kitchen Stories

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"Pad kra pao is an extremely popular Thai stir-fry dish, made with holy basil and mince meat (either chicken or pork). You may find holy basil in big Asian grocery stores, however, Thai basil or even sweet basil are substitutes for holy basil. This dish is famous for its heat, but fell free to dial down by using less Thai chili. Dark soy sauce can be substituted by sweet soy sauce (cut down the sugar accordingly). If you’d like some veggies, I recommend to add crunchy sorts such as asparagus, long beans and green beans."

Difficulty

Easy 👌

Preparation

25 min

Baking

0 min

Resting

0 min

Ingredients

2Servings
250 g
ground pork
3
Thai chilis
4 cloves
garlic
1
shallot
1 tbsp
light soy sauce
1 tbsp
fish sauce
½ tbsp
oyster sauce
½ tbsp
dark soy sauce
15 g
holy basil
1 tsp
sugar
2
eggs
oil (for frying)
jasmine rice (for serving)
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Utensils

cutting board, knife, food processor, bowl (small), frying pan, spatula, cooking spoon

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Nutrition per serving

Cal600
Fat44 g
Protein39 g
Carb13 g
  • Step 1/3

    Roughly chop shallot, chili, and garlic then add to a food processor and pulse until finely chopped. Pluck the basil leaves. Mix light soy sauce, fish sauce, oyster sauce, dark soy sauce, and sugar together in a small bowl.
    • 1 shallot
    • 4 cloves garlic
    • 3 Thai chilis
    • 15 g holy basil
    • 1 tbsp light soy sauce
    • 1 tbsp fish sauce
    • ½ tbsp oyster sauce
    • ½ tbsp dark soy sauce
    • 1 tsp sugar
    • cutting board
    • knife
    • food processor
    • bowl (small)

    Roughly chop shallot, chili, and garlic then add to a food processor and pulse until finely chopped. Pluck the basil leaves. Mix light soy sauce, fish sauce, oyster sauce, dark soy sauce, and sugar together in a small bowl.

  • Step 2/3

    In a frying pan, heat oil over medium-high heat. Crack in the eggs and fry until the edge is crispy and the whites are set. Remove and set aside.
    • 2 eggs
    • oil (for frying)
    • frying pan
    • spatula

    In a frying pan, heat oil over medium-high heat. Crack in the eggs and fry until the edge is crispy and the whites are set. Remove and set aside.

  • Step 3/3

    In the same pan, heat more oil over medium heat. Add the shallot-chili paste and fry for approx. 2–3 min., or until fragrant. Add minced pork, breaking it up with a spatula into small pieces as it browns. Fry for approx. 3 min., until well browned. Add the sauce mixture and stir to combine. Add basil and briefly stir-fry until the leaves are wilted. Remove from the pan and serve with cooked rice and a fried egg (one per serving). Enjoy!
    • jasmine rice (for serving)
    • cooking spoon

    In the same pan, heat more oil over medium heat. Add the shallot-chili paste and fry for approx. 2–3 min., or until fragrant. Add minced pork, breaking it up with a spatula into small pieces as it browns. Fry for approx. 3 min., until well browned. Add the sauce mixture and stir to combine. Add basil and briefly stir-fry until the leaves are wilted. Remove from the pan and serve with cooked rice and a fried egg (one per serving). Enjoy!

  • Enjoy your meal!

    Pad kra pao (Thai holy basil and pork stir-fry)

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