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    Chinese Take-Out Sweet and Sour Pork

    Chinese Take-Out Sweet and Sour Pork. Photo by barefootmommawv

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    Total Time:

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    Cook Time:

    1 hrs 5 mins

    35 mins

    30 mins

    Kittencalskitchen's Note:

    Don't be fooled by the list of ingredients this is not at all hard to make, and may even be better than any take-out you may have had in the past! --- for authenticity of this popular dish the pork must be deep-fryed firstly and this may be done well in advance to save time, adjust the chili flakes to suit heat level my family likes spicy so I use 1 teaspoon or a little more --- serve with cooked white rice.

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    SWEET AND SOUR SAUCE

    Directions:

    1. 1
      Place the cubes pork in a medium bowl, add in 1 teaspoon salt, 1/4 teaspoon sugar and 1 teaspoon soy sauce; using clean hands toss well to combine, then add in 1 egg white and toss once again.
    2. 2
      Mix in chopped green onion; cover and refrigerate for 1 or more hours.
    3. 3
      heat 1 quart of oil to 365 degrees F in a large heavy pot or in an electric deep-fryer.
    4. 4
      Remove the pork from the fridge and toss with 1/2 cup cornstarch.
    5. 5
      fry the pork in hot oil about 8 minutes or until evenly browned (do not over crowd the pot fry in 2 batches or three if necessary) drain on paper towels or on a rack.
    6. 6
      Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large wok over medium heat; stir in bell pepper strips, onion and crushed chil flakes; stir fry until just tender, then season with 1/4 teaspoon sugar and salt to taste; remove from heat and set aside.
    7. 7
      For the sweet and sour sauce; in a large skillet or saucepan combine 1 cup water with 1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon salt, 3/4 cup sugar, apple cider vinegar, ketchup and 1/2 teaspoon soy sauce; bring to a boil.
    8. 8
      Stir in the cooked pork along with green pepper/onion mixture, pineapple chunks along with the juice from the can; return to a simmer.
    9. 9
      In a small bowl whisk 1/4 cup cold water with 2 tablespoons cornstach until smooth; add into the simmering mixture and cook stirring until bubbly and thickened.
    10. 10
      Sprinkle top with a small amount of sesame seeds if desired, then serve with cooked rice.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on January 07, 2012

      55

      This recipe is great!!! I wasn't thrilled about reheating it the next day for lunch but I think it was even better than the night before!!! Definitely a keeper!

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    • on February 01, 2011

      55

      This really was better than any take-out ive ever had! Really flavorful, and we can't wait to eat the leftovers! Thanks for posting!

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    • on February 21, 2009

      45

      Very good! Next time, I'll decrease the amount of sugar in the sauce to 1/2 cup. Definitely a keeper! Thank you!

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    Nutritional Facts for Chinese Take-Out Sweet and Sour Pork

    Serving Size: 1 (647 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 2512.6
     
    Calories from Fat 2154
    85%
    Total Fat 239.4 g
    368%
    Saturated Fat 34.8 g
    174%
    Cholesterol 74.8 mg
    24%
    Sodium 1060.1 mg
    44%
    Total Carbohydrate 74.3 g
    24%
    Dietary Fiber 2.0 g
    8%
    Sugars 52.0 g
    208%
    Protein 23.7 g
    47%

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