Sweet and Sour PorkFrom mystic75 8 years ago
- 3/4 pound pork tenderloin shopping list
- 2 - 3 teaspoons soy sauce shopping list
- Pinch of cornstarch shopping list
- Sauce: shopping list
- 1/4 cup sugar shopping list
- 2 tablespoons ketchup shopping list
- 2 tablespoons dark soy sauce shopping list
- 1/4 teaspoon salt shopping list
- 1/2 cup water or reserved pineapple juice shopping list
- 1/4 cup vinegar shopping list
- 1 tablespoon cornstarch dissolved in 4 tablespoons water shopping list
- Batter: shopping list
- 1/3 cup flour shopping list
- 1/3 cup cornstarch shopping list
- 1 egg white, lightly beaten shopping list
- 1 tablespoon vegetable oil shopping list
- 1/3 cup warm water, as needed shopping list
- Other: shopping list
- 1 carrot shopping list
- 1/2 red bell pepper shopping list
- 1/2 green bell pepper shopping list
- 1/2 cup pineapple chunks shopping list
- 3 cups oil for deep-frying, or as needed shopping list
How to make it
- In a small bowl, combine the sugar, ketchup, dark soy sauce, salt, water or juice and vinegar. Set aside. In a separate bowl, dissolve the cornstarch in the water. Set aside.
- Peel the carrot and chop on the diagonal into 1-inch pieces. Cut the bell peppers in half, remove the seeds and cut into cubes.
- Heat the oil for deep--frying to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
- For the batter, combine the flour and cornstarch. Stir in the egg white and vegetable oil. Add as much of the warm water as is needed to form a thick batter that is neither too dry or too moist. (The batter should not be runny, but should drop off the back of a spoon).
- Dip the marinated pork cubes in the batter. Deep-fry in batches, taking care not to overcrowd the wok. Deep-fry the pork until it is golden brown. Remove and drain on paper towels.
- (If desired you can deep-fry the pork at second time to make it extra crispy. Make sure the oil is back up to 375 before you begin deep-frying again).
- To prepare the sweet and sour sauce, bring the sauce ingredients to a boil in a small saucepan over medium heat. Add the carrot, green pepper, and pineapple. Bring to a boil again and thicken with cornstarch mixture, stirring. Check the sauce one more time and adjust seasonings, adding salt and/or vinegar if desired. Serve hot over the deep-fried pork. Serve sweet and sour pork hot over rice.
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Mystic75, thank you so much for sharing your recipe for Sweet and Sour Pork, I had this in Japan and fell in love with it, to me it's the best. What a great post, you got my 5, wish I could give you 10 :0)henrie in Savannah loved it
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