Sweet and sour Pork

A Chinese stir-fry dish made with juicy pieces of pork tenderloin, bell peppers, onion, and pineapple. Battered pork gets fried until crispy then tossed in a sweet and tangy sauce

Ingredients
  

Sweet and Sour Sauce

  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 6 tbsp rice vinegar
  • 4 tsp soy sauce
  • 3 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch
  • 2 tbsp water

Pork

  • 1 1/2 pound pork tenderloin cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 1 tsp kosher salt divided
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper divided
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup cornstarch
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 cups vegetable oil for frying
  • 1 tbsp minced garlic
  • 1 cup chopped white onions ¾-inch sized pieces
  • 1 cup chopped red bell pepper ¾-inch sized pieces
  • 1 cup chopped green bell pepper ¾-inch sized pieces
  • 1 cup pineapple chunks ¾-inch sized pieces
  • 2 tbsp sliced green onion
  • 1/2 tsp sesame seeds

Instructions
 

  • In a medium-sized bowl combine sweet and sour sauce ingredients, honey, rice vinegar, soy sauce, and tomato paste. Set aside.
  • In a small bowl combine the cornstarch and water.
  • Season pork with ½ teaspoon salt and ¼ teaspoon pepper.
  • In a shallow dish mix together flour and ⅓ cup cornstarch.
  • In a separate shallow dish add eggs and whisk.
  • Batter each piece of pork by coating it with the flour mixture, then dip in the whisked egg, then a final coat in the flour mixture.
  • In a wok or medium sized pan, heat 2 cups of oil over medium-high heat. Once the oil reaches 350°F (177°C), work in 2 to 3 batches, adding the battered pork and frying until golden brown and pork is cooked through, about 5 to 7 minutes.
  • Transfer pork to a sheet pan and drain on paper towels. Fry the next batch.
  • Discard the oil from wok and carefully wipe the inside of the pan with paper towels to clean.
  • Heat wok over medium-high heat and add in 1 tablespoon oil.
  • Once the oil is hot add the garlic and onions, stir-fry for 30 seconds.
  • Add in the red and green bell peppers, and stir-fry for 1 minute.
  • Add in the pineapple and stir-fry for 1 minute.
  • Add in the pork and the sweet and sour sauce, stir to combine and allow the sauce to come to a boil.
  • Stir the cornstarch slurry and then add it to the pan, stirring constantly until the sauce thickens, 60 seconds. Mix the ingredients with the sauce to coat the pork.
  • Garnish the sweet and sour pork with green onions and sesame seeds and serve over rice.

Notes

SOURCE: https://cafedelites.com/sweet-and-sour-pork/