Sunday, November 08, 2009

Sweet and Sour Fried Pork

I had been meaning to post this recipe for a long while, I'm really sorry for that, as I find this to be the best version of the Chinese Sweet and Sour Pork that I have ever eaten. And, it's likely better for you than eating at a regular Chinese buffet restaurant. You can substitute chicken for the pork, I'm sure it'll work well too. It's fairly easy to make as well.

Sweet and Sour Fried pork
300 g pork or chicken sliced in to 1 inch
1/2 tsp salt, for marinating
120 g sweet bell pepper, chopped into small pieces
1 medium onion, chopped into small pieces
1 cup orange or pineapple sliced into pieces
For the sauce:
1/3 cup ketchup
1/2 cup chicken stock or water
1 Tbsp rice vinegar
2 Tbsp chinese cooking wine
1/4 cup red sugar
2 Tbsp soya sauce
1 Tbsp corn starch
For the batter:
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 cup corn starch
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 cup cold water
1/4 tsp salt

Mix together all ingredients of the sauce in a medium bowl.

Marinate the pork with salt; set aside.

Mix the batter ingredients together in a medium bowl.

Meanwhile, put enough oil for deep frying into a wok; put on medium-high heat.

Add the marinated pork into the batter and mix well.

Deep fry the pork when the oil is hot and put on paper to absorb any oil.

Put the sauce mixture into a clean wok. Cook the sauce, mixing, until the sauce become thick and boiling. Adjust seasonings.

Add the fried pork into the boiling sauce, mixing in quickly. Add the rest of the cut vegetables and mix well. When the vegetables are heated, the dish is ready for serving.

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