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Sweet and Sour Pork


Cut into 1 inch pieces:

   - 2-3 lbs pork

   - 1 onion

   - 1 green pepper

   - 1 can pineapple

In the 5 quart pot, heat to 350°:

   - 3 inches oil


1st bowl:

   - 2 eggs, beaten

   - 1/4 tsp salt

   - dash pepper

2nd bowl:

   - 1/2 cup flour

   - 1/2 cup cornstarch


Cook the pork

In addition to the 2 bowls with breading ingredients, get out a 3rd bowl for pieces ready to fry and a 4th larger bowl or plate lined with paper towels to place the finished pork.

Prepare one batch (8-12 pieces) of pork at a time. Dip each piece of a batch into bowl 1 (egg), roll in flour in to bowl 2, then move to bowl 3 (ready to go). Keep a dedicated fork in the 1st two bowls.

Once the oil is at 350°, cook each batch of breaded pork for 5 minutes and then remove to the 4th bowl/plate to drain.

Check the temperature of the oil periodically and adjust the temperature as needed. Continue with the sauce and vegetables while cooking the pork.


Mix the sauce

While the pork is cooking, whisk together in the 2 cup mixing cup:

   - 1/3 cup apple cider vinegar

   - 1/3 cup ketchup

   - 2 Tbs soy sauce

   - 1/2 cup sugar

   - 1 Tbs cornstarch

   - 1/4 tsp garlic powder

   - 1/4 tsp onion powder

   - 1/4 tsp salt

Cook vegetables and sauce

While pork is cooking, in a skillet, heat:

   - 2-3 Tbs oil

Add onion and peppers and cook until tender. Add in the pineapple and the sauce. Bring to a simmer and cook until sauce thickens.

Final Step

When all the pork is cooked, add the pork to the vegetables and sauce and mix together. Serve immediately.


If making with rice, either make it in a different pot or make it earlier and transfer to a different pot to keep warm.

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