Sweet and Sour Pork

This is a delicious sweet and sour pork recipe that rivals any Chinese takeout. It does take a bit of work and it’s important to read through everything before getting started. Of course, practice makes perfect and after you’ve tried this recipe a couple of times, it’ll be easy to put together.

Sweet and Sour Pork

Recipe

Sweet and Sour Pork

This is a delicious sweet and sour pork recipe that rivals any Chinese takeout.

It does take a bit of work and it’s important to read through everything before getting started.

Of course, practice makes perfect and after you’ve tried this recipe a couple of times, it’ll be a snap to put together.

Sweet and Sour Pork

Ingredients

  • 1 pound pork tenderloin
  • 3 teaspoons soy sauce

Sauce

  • ½ cup sugar
  • ¼ cup ketchup
  • ¼ cup soy sauce
  • 1 cup pineapple juice (from canned pineapple tidbits)
  • ½ cup vinegar

Batter

  • 1/3 cup flour
  • 1/3 cup cornstarch
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1/3 cup water

Other Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 chopped red pepper
  • 1 chopped green pepper
  • 1 cup pineapple tidbits
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 4 tablespoons water

Directions

  1. Cut the pork into 1 inch cubes and place them into a bowl.
  2. Stir in the 3 teaspoons soy sauce and allow the pork to marinate for about 20-30 minutes.
  3. Whisk together sugar, ketchup, soy sauce, pineapple juice and vinegar.
  4. Heat a frying pan with enough space for 2 inches of oil.
  5. Add the oil and heat it 375 F over medium-high heat.
  6. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour and cornstarch.
  7. Add the egg and oil, add enough water so that the batter isn’t too runny.
  8. Dip the pork pieces into the batter and allow any excess batter to drip off.
  9. Place the battered pork into the oil and fry until golden.
  10. Place the fried pork on a plate with paper towel to let the oil drain.
  11. Sauté the red and green peppers in oil, using a frying pan or wok until softened.
  12. Add the sauce and the pineapple and bring to a boil over medium heat.
  13. Whisk together the cornstarch and water.
  14. Add this mixture to the sauce and keep stirring until fully combined.
  15. Stir in the fried pork and your dish is ready.
  16. Serve over rice or with chow mein noodles.

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