Non-Traditional Awesome Sweet & Sour Pork

Andy Anderson !

By
@ThePretentiousWichitaChef

Okay, before we get started, this recipe came out of my test kitchen… That means it has some of the aspects of traditional sweet & sour pork; plus some modifications that we came up with during the testing process.

For example, no bell peppers, scallions, or garlic… just deep-fried pork, sweet & sour sauce, and some long-grain white rice.

So, you ready to cook… let’s get cracking.


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Serves:
4
Prep:
30 Min
Cook:
15 Min
Method:
Deep Fry

Ingredients

1 lb
pork tenderloin, cut into bite-sized pieces
1 qt
cooking oil, i prefer peanut oil
2 c
long-grain white rice, cooked according to package directions

THE MARINADE

1 Tbsp
soy sauce, or tamari sauce
1/2 tsp
corn flour, or arrow root powder
1 Tbsp
rice vinegar

SWEET SOUR SAUCE

1 1/2 Tbsp
tomato ketchup
1 tsp
rice vinegar
1/2 tsp
worcestershire sauce
1 tsp
oyster sauce
2 oz
crushed pineapple
1 tsp
corn starch, or arrow root powder
1 tsp
sugar, granulated
1 Tbsp
pineapple juice
2 Tbsp
water

BATTER

2 oz
all-purpose flour
1 oz
corn starch, or arrow root powder
1/2 tsp
baking soda
1/4 tsp
salt, table variety
1 medium
egg
1/2 c
water
1 tsp
oil, i prefer peanut or grapeseed oil.

Step-By-Step

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1Whisk the marinade ingredients in a bowl, and add the cubed pork.

2Allow to marinate for thirty minutes.

3Mix the sweet & sour sauce ingredients in a small saucepan, and simmer, until the sauce begins to thicken. Lower heat, and keep warm.

4Add all the dry ingredients for the batter in a bowl, mix together, and whisk in the egg, water, and cooking oil.

5Add the marinated pork cubes into the batter, and make sure that they are well coated.

6Add the frying oil to a pot (preferably peanut oil), and heat up to 365f ().

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7Deep-fry the pork in two batches, until they are almost cooked. Just before they begin to brown, about 3 or 4 minutes.

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8Remove the first batch and place on paper towels. Then do the second batch, and transfer to the paper towels, and allow the pork to cool, about 20 minutes.

9Return the pork to the heated oil, in two batches until browned, about 4 to 5 minutes.

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10Serving Tip: Place 1/2 cup of the rice on a plate, place a quarter of the pork on the rice, and then drizzle some of the sauce on top.

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11Keep the faith, and keep cooking.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Other Sauces, Pork
Main Ingredient: Pork
Regional Style: Asian
Dietary Needs: Dairy Free