Sweet and Sour Pork

Sweet and Sour Pork

Enjoy this take out restaurant of fried pork, sliced carrots, green bell peppers and pineapple at home.

Prep Time

25

Minutes

Total Time

55

Minutes

Makes

8

servings

2
pounds pork boneless top loin
Vegetable oil
1/2
cup Gold Medal® all-purpose flour
1/4
cup cornstarch
1/2
cup cold water
1/2
teaspoon salt
1
egg
1
can (20 ounces) pineapple chunks in syrup, drained and syrup reserved
1/2
cup packed brown sugar
1/2
cup white vinegar
1/2
teaspoon salt
2
teaspoons soy sauce
2
medium carrots, cut into thin diagonal slices
1
garlic clove, finely chopped
2
tablespoons cornstarch
2
tablespoons cold water
1
medium green bell pepper, cut into 3/4-inch pieces
8
cups hot cooked rice
  1. Trim excess fat from pork. Cut pork into 3/4-inch pieces.
  2. Heat 1 inch oil deep fryer or Dutch oven 360ºF.
  3. Beat flour, 1/4 cup cornstarch, 1/2 cup cold water, 1/2 teaspoon salt and the egg in large bowl with hand beater until smooth. Stir pork into batter until well coated.
  4. Add pork pieces, one at a time, to oil. Fry about 20 pieces at a time about 5 minutes, turning 2 or 3 times, until golden brown. Drain on paper towels; keep warm.
  5. Add enough water to reserved pineapple syrup to measure 1 cup. Heat syrup mixture, brown sugar, vinegar, 1/2 teaspoon salt, the soy sauce, carrots and garlic to boiling in Dutch oven; reduce heat to low.
  6. Cover and simmer about 6 minutes or until carrots are crisp-tender. Mix 2 tablespoons cornstarch and 2 tablespoons cold water; stir into sauce.
  7. Add pork, pineapple and bell pepper. Heat to boiling, stirr constantly. Boil and stir 1 minute. Serve with rice.
Makes 8 servings (about 2 cups each)
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Special Touch
Write special little "fortunes" on slips of paper, and place them in a small bowl to draw after dinner.
Success
For easier cutting, freeze pork about 1 hour or until partially frozen.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 575
    • (Calories from Fat 125 ),
  • Total Fat 14 g
    • (Saturated Fat 4 g,),
  • Cholesterol 100 mg;
  • Sodium 440 mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 82 g
    • (Dietary Fiber 2 g,
  • Protein 32 g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    Exchanges:
    • 4 Starch;
    • 1 Fruit;
    • 1 Vegetable;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.