Friday, February 28, 2014

Sweet And Sour Pork

This delicious recipe uses a lean pork loin, in combination with an amazing sweet and sour sauce
glaze, then mix in nice crisp vegetables, on warm rice.  Quick and easy dish for during the week..Enjoy!!!


1 pound pork loin, cubed
2 Tablespoon soy sauce
½ cup cornstarch
½ cup flour
1 egg, beaten in ½ cup water
½  cup vegetable oil  

Sweet and Sour Sauce

8 Tablespoons brown sugar
5 Tablespoons tomato ketchup
⅔ cup rice vinegar or white vinegar
1 teaspoon soy sauce
Make a slurry consisting of 4 teaspoons of cornstarch, and 10 teaspoons of water, using a whisk
½  cup additional water when you add the vegetables

1 medium sized white onion, chopped
1 small red bell pepper, cubed
1 small green bell pepper, cubed
1 fresh chopped green onion for garnish


  1.  Place the pork loin in a bowl then combine the soy sauce, and pinch of salt. In a small, separate bowl, whisk the egg and vegetable oil until combined.
  2.  In a medium sized bowl, combine the flour and cornstarch very well.
  3.  Place pork pieces to the bowl of egg mixture and coat well, then place your egg covered pork pieces into the flour and cornstarch and coat each piece very well.
  4.  Bring oil to 375 degrees and deep fry in a pot.
  5.  Deep-fry the pork until it is golden brown. Remove and drain on paper towels.
  6. Sweet and Sour Sauce and Vegetables:
  7.  Combine the sugar, ketchup, vinegar, and soy sauce in a bowl. Mix the combined ingredients using a whisk, then pour into a saucepan and heat on the stovetop. Stir occasionally and bring to a boil. Pour in the cornstarch mixture and continue whisking until the texture becomes thickened.
  8. Pour the prepared sweet and sour sauce into a sauté pan, add ½ cup of additional water then let mixture come to a boil. Then add the white onions, cook for 3 minutes, then add the green and red peppers and simmer another 4 minutes. Add the pork loin and lightly stir to combine. Simmer for an additional 5 minutes and serve with warm rice and garnish with green scallion.

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