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Crispy Sweet and Sour Pork

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  • Author: Raymund
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 20 mins
  • Total Time: 35 mins
  • Yield: 6 1x
  • Category: Main Course
  • Cuisine: Chinese

Description

Crispy pork meets tangy-sweet sauce in this homemade delight. A perfect balance of Flavors and textures!

 


Ingredients

Units Scale

Deep Fried Battered Pork

  • 600g Skinless Pork belly or Marbled pork loin, cut into thin strips
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1/3 cup cornstarch
  • 2 eggs
  • 4 tbsp water
  • 1 tsp salt
  • oil for deep frying
  • salt
  • freshly ground black pepper

Sweet and Sour

  • 1 can pineapple pieces, retain the juice
  • 1 thumb sized ginger, sliced
  • 1 small red bell pepper (capsicum), sliced
  • 1 small green bell pepper (capsicum), sliced
  • 1 cup chicken stock
  • 2 tbsp cornstarch, mixed in 3 tbsp water
  • 1/4 cup white vinegar
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup tomato ketchup
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 carrots, sliced into chunks
  • 1 large red onion, sliced
  • 5 cloves, garlic minced
  • salt
  • freshly ground black pepper oil

Instructions

  1. In a deep bowl combine together 1/4 cup flour, 1/3 cup corn flour, 2 eggs, 4 tbsp water and 1 tsp salt, mix thoroughly until free of lumps, texture should be sticky but still runny.
  2. Add pork and coat evenly, set aside and place in fridge covered for at least 1 hour.
  3. Prepare a wok and add oil for frying pork pieces. In small batches, deep fry pork in high heat of for 3 to 5 minutes that should be enough to cook the meat and retain the tenderness. Drain then set aside on a plate.
  4. On a separate wok, add oil and sauté garlic and ginger.
  5. Add capsicums, carrots and onions then continue to stir fry for a minute.
  6. Add chicken stock, vinegar, sugar, soy sauce, pineapple juice from the pineapple, tomato ketchup and diluted cornstarch. Bring it to a boil then simmer for 2 minutes. Season with salt and freshly ground black pepper.
  7. Turn off heat and pour sauce over crispy fried pork and sliced tomatoes.
  8. Serve