Oven-Baked Pork Skewers

Ever since discovering this secret recipe for Oven-Baked Pork Skewers in my early 20s, it’s become a showstopper at countless dinners. The succulent pork, intertwined with crispy potatoes and bacon, all baked to perfection, brings a whole new level of joy to our family gatherings. It’s a recipe that captures the essence of home cooking while keeping the process straightforward and mess-free.

The accompanying Red Cabbage Salad, with its crisp texture and tangy dressing, complements the rich flavors of the pork skewers beautifully. This dish not only satisfies your taste buds but also presents beautifully on any dinner table, making it a perfect choice for both casual family meals and more formal occasions. It’s a secret I wish I had known sooner, but now, it’s here for you to enjoy and impress.

Full Recipe:


  • 1 kg pork, cut into 1 cm thick pieces
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 4 potatoes, sliced
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 0.5 tsp black ground pepper
  • 0.5 tsp paprika
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 2 onions, cut into rings
  • Bacon slices (optional)
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp ketchup
  • 1 tsp honey
  • 1 tsp French mustard
  • 300g red cabbage, thinly sliced
  • 1 shallot, chopped
  • 1 cucumber, sliced
  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tbsp olive oil



  • Prepare the Pork: Cover the pork slices with cling film and tenderize both sides using a kitchen mallet. Season both sides with salt and pepper.
  • Season the Potatoes: In a bowl, mix sliced potatoes with salt, black pepper, paprika, and vegetable oil.
  • Assemble the Skewers: Alternately thread potatoes, pork slices, onion rings, and bacon (if using) onto skewers.
  • Bake the Skewers: Preheat the oven to 200°C (392°F). Place damp parchment paper on top of foil on a baking sheet. Lay the skewers on the foil and seal tightly. Bake for 60 minutes.
  • Prepare the Sauce: Mix soy sauce, ketchup, honey, and French mustard in a bowl.
  • Glaze and Finish Baking: Remove the foil and parchment paper, brush the skewers with the sauce, and bake for another 15-20 minutes until golden brown.
  • Prepare the Red Cabbage Salad: In a bowl, mix red cabbage, salt, shallot, cucumber, and apple cider vinegar. Drizzle with olive oil and mix well.
  • Serve: Remove the skewers from the oven and serve with the red cabbage salad.

Prep Time: 30 minutes | Cooking Time: 80 minutes | Total Time: 110 minutes | Servings: 4

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