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Sweet-Sour Pork (authentic Chinese recipe) Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Janys Kruse
Added: Tuesday, February 14, 2006

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
Sweet-Sour Sauce:
Mix 3/4 C sugar
1/4 C soy sauce
1/3 C vinegar
2/3 C water
3 TBL cornstarch

Directions:
Directions:
Cook over low heat until thickened, stirring constantly. Place in kettle 2 lbs. uncooked pork, cut in pieces about 1-inch thick and 2-inches long. Add 1 C COLD water and boil 20 minutes or until tender. Pour off water, if there is any left. Cool.
While meat is cooking, saute:
1/4 C sliced onion
1 medium cucumber, peeled and sliced
2 TBL oil
Optional:
Green pepper, pineapple, bamboo shoots, carrots, applesAdd to the cool pork a mixture of 2 TBL soysauce and 2 TBL cornstarch. Heat oil for deep-fat frying and fry the meat until crisp and brown. Remove and drain. Combine meat with hot sweet-sour sauce and sautee vegetables. (more sugar may be added to suit the taste). Note: Pork can be prepared and fried up to 6 weeks ahead and freeze.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
4-6

 

 

 

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