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This was good - but I modified second batch by using 1/4 c. white sugar and 2/4 c. brown sugar. Also tried it with chili sauce instead of catsup and my hubby liked it better.

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mewmew January 14, 2004

This sauce was really good. I made it today and served it with chicken nuggets. It was even better than the one you usually get in chinese restaurants. Next time I may try it with chili sauce, but it really is great just as it is. I will definitly make this again! Thanks!

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MarieRynr March 15, 2004

This is great, and easy I added it to some breaded boxed shrip...cooked some minute rice and frozen oriental vegetables...and PRESTO chinese take out...!!!thnaks. Paula

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paula&matt August 04, 2003

Thank you for the quick, easy, and good sweet and sour sauce recipe. Egg rolls were in the oven when we realized we were basically out of sauce. We didn't have ginger on hand and it was still good, but we look forward to trying it with the ginger - and maybe some garlic and red pepper flakes. Nice balance of sweet/sour.

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Peppermint Wind January 01, 2012

Great recipe, I excluded the msg and used fresh ginger. Would recommend for a good sweet and sour sauce.

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marshall_law September 14, 2011

I absoulutely loved this easy recipe for sweet and sour sauce! I pour it over veggies, rice, eggrolls and my family loves it! I have also added sesame seeds for added texture. Thanks again!

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bananabrain mira July 14, 2003

Am making wontons tonight and realized I was out of S&S . I made this almost as described. I subbed veg oil for olive oil since I didn't have any, I used powdered ginger instead of fresh and chinese chili sauce instead of tabasco (I broke the bottle last week). I tripled the chili and omitted the msg (don't like it) This smelled great and tasted pretty authentic to me. Oh! I also added a just a little (1 tsp?2?) of rice vinegar at the end. Will make again! Thanks %u2665

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kittykat #2 December 06, 2010

This is a great sauce! I did make a few changes, based on personal preference. I lowered the sugar to 1/3 c, omitted the msg and white pepper and replaced the ketchup with 2 Tbs chili sauce. I made some asian style meatballs, served with the sauce over basmati rice. DH and I both enjoyed it. It was too spicy for 2 year old daughter with the addition of the chili sauce, so she got meatballs with plum sauce. thanks for a great recipe!

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GertieGirl November 08, 2010

I didn't change a thing, just made it the way you described and I love it! I thinks it's 95% like the Chinese restaurants make it in the Netherlands, the 5% is probably because the restaurant use cheaper ingredients (something else then ketchup I guess). Thanks for sharing! :)

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Marc #2 June 13, 2010

I am giving one star because it actually looked like sweet and sour sauce.. the taste on the other hand was not good. I see that a lot of people left out 3-4 of the ingredients and I think that would have been better.. especially not adding the Olive Oil and MSG...

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AnnaMarieCooking March 14, 2010
Sweet and Sour Sauce