Thai Pork Chop Crackers with Chili-Lime Mayonnaise

Wanna serve something a little different to your upcoming Superbowl party (or any party for that matter)? How about a little something spicy with South East Asian flavors that will make your guests ooh and aah all evening long? If you said yes, then you are in for a delicious surprise!

These Thai pork chop crackers topped with a hot and tangy chili-lime mayonnaise are a new favorite snack of mine and one Ben can’t stop talking about.

The recipe is also very simple and you can prepare all of the ingredients in advance – always a good thing when you are cooking 25 things at the same time right?


When I host a party, I like to have as much variety on the table as I possibly can so the guests can experience new flavors and cuisines.

Plus, I really enjoy conversing with food enthusiasts and sharing tips and recipes.

I try to include a few vegetarian options, keep most dishes on the healthy side and I make sure to include classic party proteins like pork chops and other types of meats  – with a little twist thrown in there of course 😉 .


A simple pork chop cooked with butter, salt and pepper can be very delicious. But try adding Asian spices to a pork chop and cook it after it was left marinating in the fridge for a couple of hours and pow!

You’ve got yourself an amuse bouche everyone in the room will want a piece of. I don’t cook pork chops very often but when I do I like to inject plenty of flavor into them and make each pork chop as tender as possible. No one likes dry and chewy food unless it’s beef jerky.


There are the three main steps needed to making these Thai pork chop crackers:

  • Ground the spices to make a paste and marinate the pork for at least an hour.
  • Mix all the ingredients for the mayonnaise into a bowl.
  • Cook the pork chops and assemble the crackers. Voila!

Note: If you are having more than six people over, double the recipe. I promise you will be hitting yourself on the head if you don’t make enough of these pork chop crackers. They’ll disappear before you are done saying supercalifragilisticexpialidocious.

Other easy snacks to serve at your party: spicy deviled eggs, Morimoto’s wasabi guacamole, Korean baked chicken wings and edamame hummus dip.

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Thai Pork Chop Crackers with Chili-Lime Mayonnaise

Here is a delicious way to entertain your guests! Wow them with these unique and delicious Thai pork crackers topped with a chili-lime mayonnaise. Yum!

  • Author: Caroline Phelps
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 4 people 1x
  • Category: Appetizer
  • Cuisine: Thai


  • 3/4 pound thinly sliced boneless pork chops

Pork seasoning:

  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 10 peppercorns
  • 1/4 cup cilantro roots
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon sugar

Chili lime mayonnaise:

  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon fish sauce
  • 2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 Thai chili (finely chopped)
  • 2 tablespoons cilantro leaves (finely chopped)
  • 1/2 cup + 1 tablespoon mayonnaise


  1. Put all the ingredients for pork seasoning in a blender and blend until smooth.
  2. Put pork in a tupperware container or ziploc bag and add paste. Massage with your hands until all the pork chops are coated. Refrigerate for at least one hour.
  3. Meanwhile make the chili-lime mayonnaise: Melt the sugar with the fish sauce and lime. Put all the ingredients in a bowl and mix well. Refrigerate.
  4. In a medium size pan add 1tbsp oil and cook pork for about 5 minutes, until cooked through and a golden brown color.
  5. Rest the pork on a cutting board for about two minutes and slice into bite size pieces.
  6. Lay crackers on a plate or a tray, top with pork and add a dollop of chili-lime mayonnaise. Top with fresh cilantro and a little Thai chili (optional).

Keywords: recipe, hors d'oeuvres, amuse-bouche, snack, Super Bowl, parties

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