Sweet and Sour Pork III

Sweet and Sour Pork III

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"My husband's grandmother was Chinese. She taught me this one. This is the way Gramma made Sweet and Sour all her life (she died 6 years ago at age 94). The secret is apple cider vinegar."

Ingredients 2 h {{adjustedServings}} servings 663 cals

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  • Calories:
  • 663 kcal
  • 33%
  • Fat:
  • 35 g
  • 54%
  • Carbs:
  • 74.7g
  • 24%
  • Protein:
  • 13.9 g
  • 28%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 43 mg
  • 14%
  • Sodium:
  • 1182 mg
  • 47%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Place cubed pork in a medium bowl, and season with 1 teaspoon salt, 1/4 teaspoon sugar, and 1 teaspoon soy sauce. Mix in the egg white and green onions. Cover, and place in the refrigerator at least 1 hour.
  2. Heat 1 quart oil to 365 degrees F (185 degrees C) in a large, heavy saucepan or deep fryer.
  3. Coat the pork with 1/2 cup cornstarch, and fry in the heated oil about 10 minutes, until evenly browned. Drain on paper towels.
  4. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a wok over medium heat. Stir in the celery, green bell pepper, and onion, and cook until tender. Season with salt and sugar. Remove from heat, and set aside.
  5. In a large saucepan, mix 1 cup water, 1/4 teaspoon salt, 3/4 cup sugar, apple cider vinegar, ketchup, and 1/2 teaspoon soy sauce. Bring to a boil, and stir in the cooked pork, celery mixture, and the pineapple chunks with juice. Return to boil, and mix in 2 tablespoons cornstarch and 1/4 cup water to thicken. Cook until well blended.
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  • Editor's Note
  • We have determined the nutritional value of oil for frying based on a retention value of 10% after cooking. The exact amount may vary depending on cook time and temperature, ingredient density, and the specific type of oil used.
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this is such a great recipe. i was skeptical at first because sweet and sour pork varies so much between different restaurants and sometimes it is downright disgusting. this recipe really turns out better than any sweet and sour pork i've had in chinese restaurants. my boyfriend requests this all the time! i use cubed pork tenderloin because that's the only kind of pork i buy. i add carrots to the sauce mix, and i usually make 2 or 3 times the amount of sauce and freeze the extra to cut down on future prep time. it looks a little gross when you first start to thaw it, but bring it up to a boil again and it returns to its proper consistency.

Shawn La

This recipe turned out quite well. I sliced the onion into thicker rings, and then sliced those rings in half, instead of the big chunks. It seemed to work better, as nobody I know enjoys biting into a huge chunk of onion. I stir fried the veggies, prepared the meat as stated, but did NOT add the vegies to the sweet and sour sauce. If you do that you will get soggy vegetables, that will kill all the niceness of having them in this dish. Leave the veggies on the side, until a few minutes before serving, THEN mix them in. You will have crisp vegetables to offset the pork losing its crunchyness from the sweet and sour sauce. Or you can not put the pork in either, until ready to serve, and everything is crispy.


This recipe was great! I did not change any indredients only thing I did differently was mixed all my liquids in a bowl together before I sauted my vegetables. I rather my mixture sit in a bowl as a mixture instead of adding it step by step to vegtables and meat. And it was AWESOME....will do this again...and again...and again..you get the picture :)