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Sweet and Sour Pork !

 

Sweet and Sour Pork



Sweet and sour pork is one delicious dish, and my sons tell me this dish tasted just like the one at the restaurants.

  • About 10 oz. pork shoulder (with a bit of fat)
  • 1 medium onion
  • 1 large tomato
  • 1 cucumber, or green bell pepper
  • 1 red chili

Sauce:

  • 8 T water
  • 1 heaped T cornflour
  • 2 T tomato ketchup
  • 2 T fine sugar
  • 1 t Worcestershire sauce (optional)
  • 1 T vinegar
  • 1/2 t salt
  • Lightly and randomly score the surface of the pork all over (to tenderize) and cut into 2 cm cubes. Add 1/2 t salt, some white pepper, 1 T cornflour, 1 egg white, and 1/2 t sesame oil (optional) and mix well (using your hands to mix better) and leave 1/2 hour. Note: add 1/2 t 5-spice powder if like.
  • Cut all the veg into 1 1/2 cm cubes/slices. Mix all the sauce ingredients together, stirring well to dissolve the sugar. Taste and season it if necessary.
  • Heat 2 to 3 cups of oil until very hot. Coat each piece of pork with cornflour and drop into oil in 3 batches. Move the pork around so they don't stick together. Fry until light to medium brown and very crispy, and drain on paper towels. Place pork on serving plate.
  • Pour the oil away leaving about 1 T in the wok and add all the veg into the same wok (there'll be enough oil coating the wok but in restaurants, oil is added so the sauce will have a sheen). Fry until veg is half-done. Now add the sauce ingredients (give it a stir before adding into wok) and stir until sauce thickens. Pour the sauce over the pork, or you can add the pork in and then dish out.
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