Sweet and Sour Pork

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I found this recipe while I was searching for something to use a couple pieces of leftover pork that needed to be cooked up after using the majority of it for a different meal. I saw the picture for this recipe on Pinterest and after reading it and having most of the ingredients, I tried it out. And my hubby and the kids were so glad I did. It was really good!

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Recipe adapted from this website

Ingredients:

Pork:

  • 8 ounces pork
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 large onion, chopped into 1 inch pieces
  • 1 bell pepper, chopped into 1 inch pieces
  • Oil for frying

Sweet and Sour Sauce:

  • 2/3 cup rice vinegar
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons ketchup
  • 4 teaspoons of flour dissolved in 8 teaspoons of water
  • 2 teaspoons soy sauce

Directions:

  1. Prepare Sweet and Sour Sauce in a small saucepan, stir well and bring to a boil until thickened.  Take off of the heat.
  2. Pour oil into a frying pan until about 1/2 inch to 1 inch full.  Heat over medium heat until the oil sizzles when splashed with flour.
  3. Cut pork into 3/4 inch cubes. Season with salt and pepper.
  4. Fill a small bowl with flour.  Fill another small bowl with the beaten egg. Roll the pork pieces, a few at a time in the flour and coat completely.  Next roll them around in the egg, then again in the flour.
  5. Carefully place the coated pieces of pork in a single layer into the skillet.  Cook for about 5 minutes on each side until lightly browned. Turn over and brown the other side for about 5 minutes or until done and cooked through.  Repeat with remaining pork pieces.
  6. When the pork is done set aside on a plate until later.
  7. Take out all but 1 tablespoon of oil in the pan, but do not clean out. Add the onions and peppers and cook until they are just starting to soften.
  8. Add the Sweet and Sour Sauce to the frying pan and cook for one minute or until heated through. Add the fried pork then turn off the heat.  Stir until well coated with the sauce.  Serve immediately over hot, steamed rice.

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Doesn’t that look delicious?

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