Sweet & Sour Pork

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Serves: 8
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1 egg. slightly beaten
1/4 c cornstarch
1/4 c all-purpose flour
1/4 c chicken stock
1 tsp salt
1 lb boneless pork trimmed and cut into 1 inch pieces or chicken
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1 Tbsp vegetable oil
1 clove garlic minced
1 large green pepper, cut into 1 inch squares
13 oz pineapple chunks, drained
1/2 c chicken stock
1/2 c maple syrup
4 Tbsp red wine vinegar
1 tsp soy sauce
1 Tbsp cornstarch dissolved in 2 tbsp cold water
few drops of red food coloring if desired

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Kimi Gaines Recipe
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orlando, FL (pop. 238,300)
Member Since Aug 2010
Kimi's notes for this recipe:
When I was in my teens, my mom and I would put together theme dinners. We had a Chinese Dinner, Italian Dinner, German Dinner and sometimes Mexican. The whole family would come over and we would feast on a days worth of homemade egg rolls, sweet and sour pork and many other dishes. For a while I was doing this but since working it hasn't happend. This recipe has been in my family since the latter part of the 70's. Hope you enjoy it as much as we do.
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Heat oven to 250F. Combine egg, cornstarch flour, chicken stock and salt. Dip pork cubes in egg/flour mixture and coat each piece well. Pour 2 cups of vegetable oil in large frying pan; heat until hot. Drop half of the coated pork cubes, one at a time into oil. Fry 5-6 minutes or until done; stirring occasionally. Remove with slotted spoon. Place on wire rack to drain. Place in oven till you are ready to serve.
Sauce:In a medium sized pot combine oil, add garlic, green pepper and pineapple till turns a slightly dark color. Add chicken stock, syrup, vinegar and soy sauce. Bring to a boil; boil rapidly 1 minute. Add cornstarch mixture to pot. Cook until sauce is thick and clear. Add food coloring if desired.

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user Bea L. BeachChic - Jan 2, 2011
Gee whiz, Kimi, this looks wonderful!!! Gotta try this one sometime.
user Carole F BakersQueen - Jan 2, 2011
I love sweet and sour chicken..it is a fav when I go to the chinese restaurants. I am going to make this one day this week..Hubby will enjoy it too. Thanks Kimi! What a great treat for us..

Do we use REAL maple syrup??
user Kimi Gaines kimijo - Jan 2, 2011
You can but I use regular pancake syrup because I don't want to spend $8-10 on the real stuff. My mom did but it didn't cost that much in the 70's.
user Carole F BakersQueen - Jan 2, 2011
Okay good..I hate spending that much on syrup too...lol. So regular syrup it is...

I just printed the recipe..will go shopping Tuesday for ingredients..YUMMO!
user Colleen Sowa colleenlucky7 - Jan 2, 2011
Very nice recipe! I use apricot jam in my sweet and sour sauce...

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