Stir-Fried Pork and Basil


  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 Thai chiles, or other small hot chiles, seeded and minced
  • 1 pound ground pork
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon plus 2 teaspoons fish sauce
  • 2 cups Thai basil leaves or regular basil, lightly packed


  1. Heat oil in large skillet over medium heat. Add garlic and chiles; stir just until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Add pork, stir and cook until browned, about 2 minutes. Add sugar, fish sauce and basil and cook, stirring, just until basil wilts, about 2 minutes. Serve on hot rice.

Recipe and Photo: Special Fork

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