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Sweet and Sour Pork Recipe

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Cynthia Newsome
Added: Sunday, December 2, 2007


2 pounds boneless pork loin
1/2 cup flour
1/4 cup cornstarch
1/2 cup cold water
1 egg
1 teaspoon salt

20 ounces pineapple chunks, drained, reserve syrup
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup vinegar
2 carrots, cut diagonally into thin slices
2 teaspoons soy sauce
1 teaspoon salt
1 clove garlic, finely chopped
2 tablespoons cornstarch
2 tablespoons cold water
1 green pepper, cut into 3/4" pieces

1. Trim fat from pork. Cut pork into 3/4" pieces. Heat 1" oil to 360 degrees. Beat flour, 1/4 c cornstarch, 1/2 c water, egg and 1 tsp salt together with hand beater until smooth. Stir pork into batter until well coated. Add pork pieces, one at a time into oil. Fry until golden brown, about 5 minutes, turning 2 or 3 times. Drain on paper towels and keep warm.

2. Add enough water to reserved pineapple syrup to make 1 cup. Heat syrup/water, brown sugar, vinegar, carrots, green pepper, soy sauce, 1 tsp salt and garlic until boiling. Reduce heat. Cover and simmer, until carrots are crisp/tender, about 6 minutes. Mix 2 tbl cornstarch and 2 tbl water into mixture. Add pork and pineapple. Heat until boiling, stirring constantly for 1 minute. Serve with rice.




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