Sweet and Sour Pork

"Sweet and Sour pork is good with white steamed rice. Recipe adapted from Joyce Chen Cook Book."
photo by Karen Elizabeth photo by Karen Elizabeth
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  • Mix pork, sherry, soy sauce, cornstarch and salt in bowl.
  • Separate pieces and fry in oil (350°F) until crisp on edges and well done (8-10 minutes).
  • Drain well and put pork on paper towels.
  • Keep warm.
  • Next make the sweet and sour sauce.
  • Mix next 2/3 cup sugar, catsup, pineapple juice, cider vinegar and soy sauce in bowl and set aside.
  • In a saucepan heat the remaining one tablespoon oil and brown garlic.
  • Throw away garlic.
  • Add sugar/vinegar mixture to saucepan and cook until mixture boils.
  • Stir in corn-starch/water mixture, stirring constantly until it thickens.
  • Add pineapple chunks and snow peas (if using), then add pork.
  • Mix well.

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  1. Okay, we did like this, but, it was too sweet for us. I did stick to recipe, so, I dont know, we dont have particularly sweet teeth, but at the same time, this seemed excessivley sweet. I also would have preferred the ingredients to be laid out more logically, the cornflour especially I had to make a bit of a guess about which amount applied where. For an inexperienced chef this might be a bit daunting. I used snowpeas and baby corn, I liked the previous reviewers use of bell pepper and would do that another time. I think in future I would drastically cut down on the sugar used, and then add a little more according to taste, if I thought it necessary. We did enjoy it, and thank you for sharing. made for PRMR tag game
  2. This turned out really well but I had to guess at the cornstarch ingredient in step #1, I used about 1/2 cup and that seemed adequate. The sauce is awesome, the apple vinegar really kicks it up a bit! I added a cubed sweet pepper from my garden. Thanks Ellie, good recipe!


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