Sweet and sour pork

Sweet and sour pork

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Encyclopedia of Food and Cookery
Serves
4-6

Ingredients

Quantity Ingredient
750g fairly lean boneless pork, cut into 2 cm cubes
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1 tablespoon cornflour
4 tablespoons water
1 egg, beaten
1 onion
oil
1 green or red pepper, cored, seeded and cut into strips

Sauce

Quantity Ingredient
2 1/2 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons vinegar
2 teaspoons cornflour
1 1/2 tablespoons soy sauce
1 tablespoon sherry
1 1/2 tablespoons tomato puree
5 tablespoons water

Method

  1. Sprinkle pork cubes with salt and rub meat between your hands to work salt in, then sprinkle with soy sauce and leave for 1 hour, turning meat over several times.
  2. Mix cornflour with water and beat in egg to make a batter. Add pork and mix well to coat pieces.
  3. Cut onion downwards into quarters, then eighths, and separate into petals. Mix sauce ingredients together and set aside.
  4. Deep-fry pork in hot oil for about 3 minutes. Drain and keep pork hot in a low oven.
  5. Heat 2 tablespoons oil in a wok or frying pan and stir-fry onion for 1 minute, then add pepper and stir-fry for 1 minute longer. Lower heat, stir sauce mixture and pour in. Stir until sauce is clear and thickened.
  6. Add pork to pan and turn pieces gently in sauce for 30 seconds. Serve immediately with boiled or steamed rice.
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