How to make it

  • Directions:
  • Drain the pineapple, reserve the juice for later.
  • To make the SWEET and SOUR SAUCE:
  • In a saucepan combine sugar, tomatoes, vinegar, onion, green pepper, soy sauce, ginger and pineapple; simmer for 20 minutes.
  • In a bowl, whisk/combine the cornstarch with the reserved pineapple juice until smooth, and add to the tomato mixture.
  • Bring to a boil and then turn down to a simmer for about 2 minutes, or until thickened.
  • Remove from heat; set aside to cool.
  • To make the CHICKEN BALLS:
  • in a bowl combine flour, cornstarch, baking powder, baking soda, sugar and water until smooth.
  • Heat oil in a deep-fryer or Dutch oven to 375 degrees.
  • Dip the chicken pieces into the batter, then drop in hot oil and fry until golden and the juices run clear (about 5 minutes).
  • Remove from grease and place on a paper towel.
  • Sprinkle with seasoning salt immediately after frying. (opitional)
  • Serve immediately with sweet and sour sauce.
  • *NOTE:
  • Here are a (4 Extra) Sweet and Sour Recipes.
  • 1. Sweet and Sour Sauce
  • 1/3 cup white or rice vinegar (Note: rice vinegar gives better results)
  • 4 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon ketchup
  • 1 teaspoon soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch mixed with 4 teaspoons water
  • Mix the vinegar, brown sugar, ketchup, and soy sauce together and bring to a boil in a small pot. Mix together the cornstarch and water, add to the other ingredients and stir to thicken.
  • (If desired, you can add 1 green pepper, cut into chunks, and pineapple chunks as desired after adding the cornstarch. For a thicker sauce, increase the cornstarch to 4 teaspoons while keeping the water constant.)
  • 2 tbsp. cornstarch
  • 1/2 c. sugar
  • 1/4 c. white vinegar
  • 1/4 c. pineapple juice
  • 2 tsp. soy sauce
  • 1/4 c. water
  • Combine ingredients in a small saucepan and bring to a boil. Simmer gently 5 minutes, remove from heat. Serve immediately or store in refrigerator and serve cold.
  • 3. Pineapple Sweet and Sour Sauce
  • Juice from a 4 oz can of pineapple chunks or rings
  • ¼ cup of tomato ketchup
  • ¼ cup of distilled white vinegar
  • ¼ cup of brown sugar
  • 1½ tbsp of cornstarch
  • 1 tbsp of Worcestershire sauce
  • ½ tsp of garlic powder
  • ¼ tsp of mustard powder
  • ½ tsp of ground ginger
  • Place all of the above ingredients together in a saucepan.
  • Mix together and cook over a medium-high heat, stirring continuously, until the sauce comes together and thickens.
  • 4. Thick Sweet and Sour Sauce for Dipping
  • Ingredients
  • ½ cup of chicken stock
  • 4 tbsp of white vinegar
  • 4 tbsp of brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp of soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp of tomato ketchup
  • 1 tbsp of cornstarch mixed with 3 tbsp of water
  • Method:
  • Mix the cornstarch together with the water until fully dissolved. Set aside.
  • Place the remaining ingredients into a saucepan.
  • Mix together and heat over a medium flame. Bring to the boil, stirring constantly.
  • Once the sauce begins to boil, reduce the heat and add the cornstarch mixture whilst stirring continuously.
  • Continue to simmer for several minutes until the sauce thickens.
  • Serve with deep-fried prawns, chicken or pork balls in batter.
  • 6-7 dozen yield
  • 8 Servings

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  • foodinnewengland 14 years ago
    i 'd do the work for sure, looks fantastic!
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    " It was excellent "
    greentreefrogs ate it and said...
    A little work but I'd make it! FIVE FORKS
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  • snomama 15 years ago
    This I would make in a heart beat. Thank you so much for this recipe. 5 forks!!!
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