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Chinese sweet and sour pork

Chinese sweet and sour pork

This is one of the most popular Chinese dishes in Western countries. There are different versions, the most popular are Tang Cu Li Ji" (糖醋里脊) and "Gu Lao Rou" (咕噜肉), the last one has pineapple in its preparation. In any form, it's a delicious meal.

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Ingredients

number of servings
4

Marinated

  • 500 g pork tenderloin Added to
  • 1 egg Added to
  • 1 tablespoon light soy sauce Added to
  • 1 tablespoon Chinese rice wine Added to
  • salt Added to
  • white pepper Added to

Sweet and sour sauce

  • 12 Cup water Added to
  • 3 tablespoon ketchup Added to
  • 2 tablespoon light soy sauce Added to
  • 2 tablespoon rice vinegar Added to
  • 2 tablespoon sugar Added to
  • 1 pinch salt Added to
  • cornstarch dissolved in water Added to

Batter

  • 50 g Wheat flour Added to
  • 50 g corn flour Added to

Decoration

  • sesame seed Added to

Frying

  • vegetable oil Added to
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Directions

45 min.
1. Step

Cut the pork into strips. In a bowl, add light soy sauce, Chinese rice wine, one egg, salt and white pepper.

Chinese sweet and sour pork - preparation step 1
2. Step

Mix well, cover and set aside for 30 minutes.

Chinese sweet and sour pork - preparation step 1
3. Step

Dredge the pork in a mixture of half flour and half cornflour.

Chinese sweet and sour pork - preparation step 1
4. Step

Fry the pork in vegetable oil over medium heat for 4 to 5 minutes. Strain, removing excess fat.

Chinese sweet and sour pork - preparation step 1
5. Step

Increase the heat and fry the pork again until well browned and crispy.

Chinese sweet and sour pork - preparation step 1
6. Step

In a frying pan with a drizzle of vegetable oil, fry the garlic.

Chinese sweet and sour pork - preparation step 1
7. Step

Add water, rice vinegar, ketchup, light soy sauce, sugar, and salt. Then, mix well.

Chinese sweet and sour pork - preparation step 1
8. Step

Add a mixture of cornstarch and water to thicken the sauce.

Chinese sweet and sour pork - preparation step 1
9. Step

Add the pork and mix well.

Chinese sweet and sour pork - preparation step 1
10. Step

Serve immediately on a plate and garnish the pork with toasted sesame seeds. The perfect accompaniment is freshly cooked white rice.

Chinese sweet and sour pork - preparation step 1

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