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Sweet and Sour Pork recipe

Sweet and Sour Pork recipe

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Servings

6

servings
Prep time

15

minutes
Cooking time

20

minutes
Total time

35

minutes

It’s important to treat yourself too. Instead of spending extra money on takeaways, cook this at home for your family, made with love. Serve with steamed rice.

Ingredients

  • Sweet and Sour Sauce
  • ½ cup honey

  • 6 tablespoons rice vinegar

  • 4 teaspoons soy sauce

  • 3 tablespoons tomato paste

  • 1 tablespoon cornflour, mixed in 2 tablespoons cold water


  • Pork
  • 700 g pork tenderloin, cut into cubes

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • ½ teaspoon white pepper

  • ¾ cup flour

  • ⅓ cup cornflour

  • 2 large eggs

  • 2 cups plus 1 tablespoon vegetable oil (for frying)

  • 1 tablespoon garlic, minced

  • 1 tablespoon ginger, minced

  • 1 red onion, chopped in squares

  • 1 red bell pepper, chopped into squares

  • 1 yellow bell pepper, chopped into squares

  • 2 tablespoons green onion, sliced

Directions

  • Combine honey, rice vinegar, soy sauce and tomato paste. Set aside.
  • On a plate, mix flour and ⅓ cup cornflour, ½ teaspoon salt and ¼ teaspoon pepper.
  • Make an egg wash: In a separate shallow dish, whisk the eggs until mixed.
  • Cover each piece of pork by dunking it in the flour mix, the egg wash and then the flour again.
  • In a medium sized pot, heat 2 cups of oil over medium-high heat. Once the oil reaches 177°C, fry the battered pork in 3 separate batches (maintain the heat between 175° and 190° C to cook your food properly). Fry until pork is golden brown and cooked through, about 5 to 7 minutes.
  • Drain cooked pork on paper towels. Fry the next batch. Repeat.
  • Discard the oil from pot and carefully wipe the inside of the pot clean.
  • Heat pot over medium-high heat and add in 1 tablespoon oil.
  • Once the oil is hot, add the ginger, garlic and red onions, stir-fry for 30 seconds.
  • Add in the red and yellow bell peppers, and stir-fry for 1 minute.
  • Add in the pork and the sweet and sour sauce, stir to combine, and allow the sauce to come to a boil.
  • Stir the cornflour and water mixture and then add it to the pan, stirring constantly until the sauce thickens (±60 seconds) or until the cornflour has dissolved. Mix the ingredients with the sauce to coat the pork.
  • Garnish the sweet and sour pork with chopped green onions and serve with steamed rice.
  • Note: This dish works just as well with chicken if you prefer it.

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