1/2 Photos of Sweet and Sour Pork, As It Should Be
Brian Holley's Note:
This ever popular dish from Asia is often spoiled by the thick batter that hides the small piece of meat. This recipe uses little batter, it is cooked with green peppers and bamboo shoots to give a little crunch. Serve with fried rice or noodles, for a real treat.
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- 1/2 lb pork, cubed into 20 pieces
- 1/2 cup bamboo shoot, sliced (canned will do)
- 1 green pepper, sliced
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 1/2 tablespoons vodka, spirit
- 1 egg, beaten
- 1/2 tablespoon cornstarch
- 2 tablespoons flour
- 1 garlic clove, finely chopped
- 1 spring onion, cut into short lengths
- oil (for frying)
Ingredients for Sweet and sour Sauce
- 1Mix the meat with the salt and vodka set aside for 15 minutes.
- 2Mix together all of the ingredients for the sauce.
- 3Drain off the Vodka, to the meat add the beaten egg and the cornstarch, stir well to coat the meat. Now coat the meat with the flour.
- 4Heat the oil in a wok and fry the meat in batches for 3 minutes. Replace all of the meat, to the oil turn off the heat and allow the meat to sit for 2 minutes.
- 5Reheat the oil, add the bamboo shoots and the meat cook for 2 minutes; remove from wok and drain.
- 6Pour off excess oil from wok, leave about 1 tbsp of oil and fry the garlic, green pepper and onion for 2 minutes Add the sauce and stir to make a smooth sauce. Add the meat and bamboo shoots, heat for 1 minute.
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Nutritional Facts for Sweet and Sour Pork, As It Should Be
Serving Size: 1 (183 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 4
- Amount Per Serving
- % Daily Value
- Calories 246.0
- Calories from Fat 82
- Total Fat 9.1 g
- Saturated Fat 2.6 g
- Cholesterol 101.6 mg
- Sodium 1492.2 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 16.1 g
- Dietary Fiber 1.5 g
- Sugars 8.9 g
- Protein 20.7 g