Sweet and Sour Pork

“Success supposes endeavour.” –Jane Austen, Emma.

Photo and recipe from Blogchef.net.

sweet and sour pork

1 pound pork butt (cut into 1 “ cubes)
¼ cup white sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon soy sauce
1 egg white
2 green onions (chopped)
1 quart vegetable oil (for frying)
½ cup cornstarch
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
3 stalks celery (sliced)
1 green bell pepper (sliced)
1 medium onion (cut into wedges)
white sugar (to taste)
salt (to taste)
Sweet and Sour Sauce-

1 cup water
¼ teaspoon salt
¾ cup white sugar
1/3 cup apple cider vinegar
¼ cup ketchup
½ teaspoon soy sauce
1 (8oz) can pineapple chunks (with juice)
2 tablespoons cornstarch
¼ cup water

Cooking Instructions:
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Step 1: Put cubed pork in a bowl, and season with 1 teaspoon salt, ¼ teaspoon sugar, and 1 teaspoon soy sauce. Mix in the green onions and egg white. Cover, and put in the refrigerator to marinade for at least 1 hour. When finished dust chicken with 1/2 cup of corn starch until evenly coated.
Step 2:
 Heat 1 quart of oil to 375 degrees in your deep fryer or wok. Fry pork in oil until evenly browned (should be about 10 minutes per batch). Drain on paper towels.
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Step 3: Heat a tablespoon of oil in your wok over medium heat. Stir fry celery, onions, and green peppers, cook until tender. Season with sugar and salt – remove from pan and set aside.
Step 4: To make the sweet and sour sauce- In your wok (or saucepan) mix 1 cup of water, ¼ teaspoon salt, ¾ cup sugar, 1/3 cup apple cider vinegar, ¼ cup ketchup, and ½ teaspoon soy sauce. Bring to a boil, and stir pineapple chunks with juice. Return to a boil and mix 2 tablespoons of cornstarch in ¼ cup of water to thicken the sauce. Cook until thick and well blended. In a bowl pour sauce over fried pork, and add vegetables and mix well.


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