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Sweet and Sour Pork

Sweet and Sour Pork
  • Prep 25 min
  • Total 55 min
  • Servings 8
Enjoy this take out restaurant of fried pork, sliced carrots, green bell peppers and pineapple at home.
Updated September 29, 2013
Make With
Make With
Gold Medal Flour

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

Steps

  • 1
    Trim excess fat from pork. Cut pork into 3/4-inch pieces.
  • 2
    Heat 1 inch oil deep fryer or Dutch oven 360°F.
  • 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.

  • 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 Facts

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