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Sweet And Sour Boneless Pork

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The Kitchen Witch demonstrates how to make moist, crispy deep fried sweet and sour pork the old fashioned way!
Ingredients
  Lean boneless pork 2 Pound, bite size pieces
  Asian flavor boost 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Cornstarch 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Pineapple tidbits with juice 20 Ounce (1 tin)
  Ketchup 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Brown sugar 1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
  Rice wine vinegar 1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
  Soy sauce 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Sriracha chili sauce 1 Teaspoon
  Toasted sesame seeds 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
To form a slurry
  Cornstarch 1 Tablespoon
  Water 2 Tablespoon
For frying
  Peanut oil 2 Cup (32 tbs) (as needed)
For asian flavor boost
  Fresh garlic 2 Clove (10 gm), minced
  Soy sauce 1 Tablespoon
  Hoisin sauce 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Sweet chili sauce 2 Tablespoon
  Fresh minced ginger 2 Teaspoon
  Rice wine vinegar 1 Tablespoon
  Sesame oil 1 Teaspoon
Directions

GETTING READY
1. In a small bowl, combine all the flavor boost ingredients and mix well.
2. In a large mixing bowl, mix together Asian flavor boost and pork. Cover the bowl and let it marinate for 8 hours or overnight.
3. Drop ½ cup of cornstarch in the bowl and mix until the pork pieces are coated well.
4. In a small bowl, add cornstarch and water. Mix well to form slurry.
5. Line a baking sheet with paper towel and set aside.

MAKING
6. Place a wok on flame and heat peanut oil in it until it reaches 375 degree F.
7. Drop pork pieces in hot oil, about 8 pieces at a time and cook for 5 minutes or until golden brown and cooked through, turning frequently. On the baking sheet place the fried pork pieces and set aside.
8. For sauce, in a large pan combine pineapple tidbits and juice with ketchup, brown sugar, rice wine vinegar, soy sauce, sriracha, and cornstarch slurry.
9. Place the pan on flame, stir and bring it to a boil. Cook until it thickens.
10. Drop fried pork pieces in the pan and continue to cook over medium flame until heated through.

SERVING
11. Sprinkle toasted sesame seeds on top and serve pork hot.

TIPS
You can prepare the flavor boost ahead of time and use it in many Asian style dishes like meatballs, stir fries, soup, and lettuce wrap.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
Chinese
Course: 
Main Dish
Taste: 
Sweet Sour
Method: 
Simmering
Occasion: 
New Year
Ingredient: 
Pork
Cook Time: 
40 Minutes
Servings: 
4

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