Looking for a classic Chinese dish that’s sure to satisfy your cravings? Look no further than this sweet and sour pork recipe! Tender chunks of pork are battered and fried until crispy, then coated in a deliciously tangy sweet and sour sauce that’s sure to tantalize your taste buds. With a perfect balance of sweet and savory flavors, this dish is sure to be a hit at your next dinner party or family meal.
- 1 pound pork loin, cut into bite-sized pieces
- 1/2 cup cornstarch
- 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 egg
- 1/2 cup water
- 1/2 cup vegetable oil
- 1 red bell pepper, diced
- 1 green bell pepper, diced
- 1 onion, diced
- 1/2 cup pineapple chunks
- 1/2 cup white vinegar
- 1/2 cup ketchup
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 1 tablespoon soy sauce
- 1 tablespoon cornstarch mixed with 1 tablespoon water
- In a large bowl, whisk together the cornstarch, flour, baking powder, egg, and water until a smooth batter forms.
- Heat the vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
- Dip each piece of pork into the batter, shaking off any excess, and then place in the hot oil. Fry the pork until crispy and golden brown, about 3-4 minutes per side. Drain the pork on paper towels and set aside.
- In the same skillet, add the diced bell peppers and onion and cook until tender, about 3-4 minutes.
- Add the pineapple chunks, white vinegar, ketchup, brown sugar, and soy sauce to the skillet and stir to combine. Bring the sauce to a simmer and cook for 2-3 minutes, or until slightly thickened.
- Add the fried pork to the skillet and toss to coat in the sweet and sour sauce. Cook for an additional 1-2 minutes, or until the pork is heated through and the sauce is thick and bubbly.
- Serve the sweet and sour pork hot over steamed rice.