Sweet and sour pork

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This favourite Chinese meal is fairly simple to make. Do give it a try.

Sweet and sour pork
Servings:Serves 4
Calories per serving:349
Ready in:35 minutes
Prep. time:15 minutes
Cook time:20 minutes
Difficulty:Average difficulty
Recipe author:Chef
First published:23rd October 2012

Best recipe review

Nice and sticky


Not too sweet and quite tangy



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  1. In a bowl, make a batter by whisking the sherry (or wine), oil, curry powder, beaten egg, cornflour and a pinch of salt
  2. Drop the cubed pork into the batter and coat well
  3. Heat the oil for deep-frying until it is smoking and then add the pork cubes a few at a time, fry for 3 minutes, remove, drain on kitchen paper and set aside.
  4. Reheat the oil and fry the cubes again, a few at a time, for 2 minutes each
  5. Drain and reserve
  6. In a wok, heat 2 teaspoons of peanut oil and fry the peppers for 3 minutes. Fry the onion with the peppers if using
  7. Add the garlic, sugar, tomato ketchup and wine vinegar until the sugar has dissolved
  8. Bring to the boil, add the pork cubes
  9. Stir in the sesame oil and serve

Serving suggestions

Serve hot with plain boiled rice


Add toasted (unsalted) cashew nuts at the final stage when adding the sesame oil

Chef's notes

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