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    Sweet and Sour Pork

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    Total Time:

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    Cook Time:

    1 hrs

    30 mins

    30 mins

    BarbaraK's Note:

    Sweet and Sour Pork

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    Ingredients:

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    Directions:

    1. 1
      Add enough water to drained pineapple juice to measure 1 Cup.
    2. 2
      Heat the syrup, brown sugar, vinegar, 1/2 t salt, soy sauce, carrots and garlic to boiling in dutch oven.
    3. 3
      Cover and reduce heat until carrots are crisp tender.
    4. 4
      In the meantime, trim fat from pork and cut into large pieces.
    5. 5
      Heat oil to 360°F.
    6. 6
      Blend flour, 1/4 C cornstarch, 1/2 C cold water, 1/2 t salt and egg in large bowl til smooth.
    7. 7
      Add pork and stir to coat well.
    8. 8
      Fry pork pieces, don't crowd in pan, about 5 minutes turning frequently until browned.
    9. 9
      Drain on paper towel and keep warm.
    10. 10
      Mix 2 T cornstarch and 2 T water and mix til smooth.
    11. 11
      When the carrots are done, increase the heat on the sauce and stir in the cornstarch and water, stirring constantly.
    12. 12
      When thickened, add the pork, pineapple chunks and green pepper.
    13. 13
      Continue to stir 1 minute or until warmed through.
    14. 14
      Serve with rice.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on August 12, 2002

      55

      This recipe was the closest to what I've eaten at Chinese restaurants. What gave it its most genuine chinese restaurant quality, was the breaded pork. I added a little baking soda to the batter, and deep fried the pieces of battered pork, which made it very authentic. Before I deep-fried the pork, I baked the pieces in the oven on a large cookie sheet for about 20 minutes, so they were actually already done all the way through. The deep-frying took very little time, and they came out golden brown. If I hadn't pre-baked, they may have been a little undercooked inside. I also used rice vinegar, instead of white vinegar, because it's been sitting in my cabinet for months, and I wanted to use it. I used about a quarter cup less, because it was all the rice vinegar I had, but I didn't need to add any white vinegar, because it turned out just perfect. I also sauteed my vegetables in a separate sautee pan. Even though it sounds like I changed this recipe a lot, I'm sure if I had followed it to the letter, it would have been excellent too. The Chinese restaurant version I am used to has a red sweet and sour sauce, and this is not red, but it is very good! If you want red, go buy it, unless you know how they make that stuff. I would love to know. But this sauce is excellent. The batter is an excellent recipe for batter. I plan on using it for onion rings and mushrooms too! Thanks for posting! By the way...this recipe was about the only one without stars posted behind it, and I chose it anyway, because of the batter, which was what I was looking for to mimic the Chinese restaurant's version. I'm glad I can give it the credit it's due - now it will have 5 stars. Thanks again!

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    • on December 30, 2003

      55

      Oh boy, this was excellent and as good or better than the Sweet and Sour Pork I have had in restaurants. The pork was tender with a wonderful battered crust. I threw in some onion rings and mushrooms. The sauce was a perfect blend of ingredients. Thanks BarbaraK, for sharing this recipe.

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    • on March 15, 2011

      45

      A very nice sweet and sour dish! I made it almost as directed - just used fresh pineapple and also added some onion wedges. The batter was great and one day I will figure out how to keep the coating from getting soggy once the sauce is introduced. That is true of every battered dish with sauce that I have made not just this one. :)
      Thanks very much for sharing this recipe. I expect to be making it again in the near future!

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    Nutritional Facts for Sweet and Sour Pork

    Serving Size: 1 (330 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 8

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 367.5
     
    Calories from Fat 43
    11%
    Total Fat 4.8 g
    7%
    Saturated Fat 1.5 g
    7%
    Cholesterol 97.0 mg
    32%
    Sodium 704.2 mg
    29%
    Total Carbohydrate 53.7 g
    17%
    Dietary Fiber 1.9 g
    7%
    Sugars 38.9 g
    155%
    Protein 26.1 g
    52%

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