mom's sweet and sour pork

Mom's Sweet And Sour Pork Recipe

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Maria Espravnik


This was my mom's recipe. When she made it we knew company was coming!

She taught this recipe in steps so she could use it with her cooking class at the local community college, I think.

You have at the end of the recipe, her recipe for the batter and the sauce. The actual pork and seasonings were we have that in notes too. But we feel the star of the show is the sauce and it's worth mentioning the batter recipe since mom used it in several recipes


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1 lb
pork tenderloin
red bell pepper
green bell pepper
2 slice
pineapple slices in syrup (canned pineapple)
1/3 tsp
1/4 tsp
msg (monosodium glutamate)
1 Tbsp
soy sauce
1/2 tsp
white pepper
1 1/2 c
egg white
1/2 c
5 Tbsp
white vinegar
3 Tbsp
2 Tbsp
tomato sauce
1/2 pkg
3 Tbsp
pineapple juice ( from can)
1/4 tsp
1 1/2 Tbsp

How to Make mom's sweet and sour pork


  • 1Dice up pork, peppers, pineapple in 1" cubes
  • 2Season meat. Dip into egg white. Dip into cornstarch
  • 3Deep fry in hot oil until GOLDEN. ( 375 deg)
  • 4Heat up wok. Slightly fry the green peppers. Add sauce mixture. Turn down the heat stir constantly until sauce thickens. Add meat and pineapple. When you start frying in the wok dip one green bell pepper in slowly to prevent splatter of oil
  • 5DEEP FRY COATING (aka the batter)

    1 1/2 cups oil
    1 Egg white slightly beaten
    1/2 cup cornstarch

    Mix together
  • 6Sweet and Sour Sauce

    5 tblsp white vinegara
    3 tblsp sugar
    2 tblsp tomato sauce
    1/2 teasp salt
    3 tblsp pinepple juice (from can)
    1/4 tsp monosodium glultamate
    11/2 tblsp cornstarch
    Mix together

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About mom's sweet and sour pork

Course/Dish: Pork
Main Ingredient: Pork
Regional Style: Chinese

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