Easy Sweet and Sour Pork Recipe


Sweet and sour pork is one of the most well-known Chinese dishes in the world. It has a bright orange-red color, and a delicious sweet and sour taste.


At the very beginning there was only sweet and sour pork, but to meet demands, there have been some developments on this dish. Now, the pork can be substituted by other ingredients like chicken, beef or pork ribs.


Below Sweet and Sour Pork recipe is so easy that you probably already have everything you need on hand:


Ingredients:

  • 1 pound pork butt, cut into 1 inch cubes
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon soy sauce
  • 1 egg white
  • 2 green onions, chopped
  • 1 quart vegetable oil for frying
  • 1/2 cup cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 3 stalks celery, cut into 1/2 inch pieces
  • 1 medium green bell pepper, cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 1 medium onion, cut into wedges
  • White sugar to taste
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 1/3 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 1/2 teaspoon soy sauce
  • 1 (8 ounces) can pineapple chunks, undrained
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup water

Directions:

  1. Place cubed pork in a medium bowl, and season with 1 teaspoon salt, 1/4 teaspoon sugar, and 1 teaspoon soy sauce. Mix in the egg white and green onions. Cover, and place in the refrigerator at least 1 hour.
  2. Heat 1 quart oil to 365 degrees F (185 degrees C) in a large, heavy saucepan or deep fryer.
  3. Coat the pork with 1/2 cup cornstarch, and fry in the heated oil about 10 minutes, until evenly browned. Drain on paper towels.
  4. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a wok over medium heat. Stir in the celery, green bell pepper, and onion; cook until tender. Season with salt and sugar. Remove from heat, and set aside.
  5. In a large saucepan, mix 1 cup water, 1/4 teaspoon salt, 3/4 cup sugar, 1/3 cup apple cider vinegar, 1/4 cup ketchup, and 1/2 teaspoon soy sauce. Bring to a boil, and stir in the cooked pork, celery mixture, and the pineapple chunks with juice. Return to boil, and mix in 2 tablespoons cornstarch and 1/4 cup water to thicken. Cook until well blended.
photo: chinese-cookbook.com

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