Sweet and Sour Pork

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

  • Prep Time 25 min
  • Total Time 55 min
  • Servings 8

Ingredients

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.

Expert Tips

Write special little "fortunes" on slips of paper, and place them in a small bowl to draw after dinner.

For easier cutting, freeze pork about 1 hour or until partially frozen.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
575
(
Calories from Fat
125 ),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
14 g
14 %
(Saturated Fat
4 g,
4 %
),
Cholesterol
100 mg
100 %;
Sodium
440 mg
440 %;
Total Carbohydrate
82 g
82 %
(Dietary Fiber
2 g
2 %
),
Protein
32 g
32 %
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
50%;
Vitamin C
18%;
Calcium
4%;
Iron
22%;
Exchanges:
4 Starch; 1 Fruit; 1 Vegetable;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.