Sweet and Sour Pineapple Pork
Make a favorite Chinese menu item—sweet and sour pork—at home with this easy recipe.
1 pound pork steaks, cut into 3/4-inch cube
1 large egg, beaten
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
4 cups vegetable oil
1 (8-ounce) can pineapple chunks
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup rice or white distilled vinegar
1/4 cup tomato ketchup
1 teaspoon soy sauce
2 tablespoons cornstarch
2 tablespoons water
1 green bell pepper, seeded cut into chunks
- Dip pork into egg. In bowl combine flour and salt. Dip pork into flour mixture.
- Fry pork in hot oil 5 to 6 minutes or until the pork is no longer pink and the batter is golden; set aside and keep warm.
- In a saucepan combine the juice from the pineapple chunks (reserve pineapple chunks), sugar, vinegar, ketchup and soy sauce.
- In a small bowl combine cornstarch and water. Add to the sauce. Cook until thickened. Stir in the reserved pineapple chunks, green bell pepper and the fried pork. Continue cooking for 5 minutes. Serve hot.
Makes 4 servings.