Non-Traditional Awesome Sweet & Sour Pork

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Andy Anderson !

By
@ThePretentiousChef

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.

Rating:

★★★★★ 1 vote

Comments:
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.

How to Make Non-Traditional Awesome Sweet & Sour Pork

Step-by-Step

  1. Whisk the marinade ingredients in a bowl, and add the cubed pork.
  2. Allow to marinate for thirty minutes.
  3. Mix the sweet & sour sauce ingredients in a small saucepan, and simmer, until the sauce begins to thicken. Lower heat, and keep warm.
  4. Add all the dry ingredients for the batter in a bowl, mix together, and whisk in the egg, water, and cooking oil.
  5. Add the marinated pork cubes into the batter, and make sure that they are well coated.
  6. Add the frying oil to a pot (preferably peanut oil), and heat up to 365f ().
  7. Deep-fry the pork in two batches, until they are almost cooked. Just before they begin to brown, about 3 or 4 minutes.
  8. Remove 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.
  9. Return the pork to the heated oil, in two batches until browned, about 4 to 5 minutes.
  10. Serving 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.
  11. Keep the faith, and keep cooking.

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About Non-Traditional Awesome Sweet & Sour Pork

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



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