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Homemade Chinese Food, Part 2 - Sweet & Sour Pork

Author: Mrs Happy Homemaker

Ingredients

  • 1 pound pork cut into cubes (doesn't really matter what cut of meat I have found - whatever is on sale!)
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 egg white
  • 4 green onions chopped
  • 1 quart vegetable oil for frying
  • 1/2 cup cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 3 stalks celery cut into 1/2 inch pieces
  • 1 medium green bell pepper cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 1 medium onion cut into wedges
  • white sugar to taste
  • salt to taste
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 1/3 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 1 teaspoon soy sauce
  • 1 8 ounce can pineapple chunks, undrained
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup water

Instructions

  • Place cubed pork in a medium bowl, and season with 1 teaspoon salt, 1 teaspoon sugar, and 1 tablespoon soy sauce. Mix in the egg white and green onions. Cover, and place in the refrigerator at least 1 hour.
  • Heat 1 quart oil in a large, heavy saucepan or deep fryer.
  • Coat the pork with 1/2 cup cornstarch, and fry in the heated oil about 10 minutes, until evenly browned. Drain on paper towels.
  • Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a wok over medium heat. Stir in the celery, green bell pepper, and onion, and cook until tender. Season with salt and sugar. Remove from heat, and set aside.
  • In a large saucepan, mix 1 cup water, 1/4 teaspoon salt, 3/4 cup sugar, apple cider vinegar, ketchup, and 1 teaspoon soy sauce. Bring to a boil, and stir in the cooked pork, celery mixture, and the pineapple chunks with juice. Return to boil, and mix in 2 tablespoons cornstarch and 1/4 cup water to thicken. Cook until well blended.