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Sweet and Sour Pork

This is an authentic sweet and sour pork recipe that is better than your favorite Chinese restaurants.

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Sweet and Sour Pork
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Sweet and Sour Pork
Prep Time:
20 minutes
Cook Time:
20 minutes
Total Time:
1 hour, 40 minutes

This is an authentic sweet and sour pork recipe that is better than your favorite Chinese restaurants.

Yield: 4 servings
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 ounce) can pineapple chunks, undrained
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup water
Instructions
  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, and 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, apple cider vinegar, 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.
Nutrition information
Calories per serving: 663
Fat per serving: 35g
Saturated fat per serving: 7g
Carbs per serving: 75g
Protein per serving: 14g
Fiber per serving: 2g
Sugar per serving: 52g
Sodium per serving: 1085mg
Cholesterol per serving: 43mg

Photo: Andrea Nguyen / CC BY

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