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Authentic Sweet and Sour Pork Recipe

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Authentic Sweet and Sour Pork Recipe

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Ingredients :

  • 8 ounces pork loin
  • 1 teaspoon rice wine
  • ⅔ teaspoon salt, divided
  • 1 pinch monosodium glutamate (MSG)
  • ½ cup chicken stock
  • ¼ cup cornstarch, divided
  • 2 ½ tablespoons white sugar
  • 2 tablespoons vinegar
  • ⅔ teaspoon soy sauce
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 ¼ cups vegetable oil for frying
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 (3/4 inch thick) slice ginger, minced
  • 4 spring onions, finely chopped
  • Methods :

  • Step 1

    Pound pork to 1/3-inch thickness using a meat mallet. Slice into 1 1/2-inch strips.

  • Step 2

    Combine pork strips, rice wine, 1/3 teaspoon salt, and monosodium glutamate in a bowl. Marinate in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.

  • Step 3

    Mix remaining 1/3 teaspoon salt, chicken stock, 1 tablespoon cornstarch, sugar, vinegar, and soy sauce in a bowl to make sauce.

  • Step 4

    Beat eggs with remaining 3 tablespoons cornstarch in a bowl until smooth. Add pork strips; stir to coat.

  • Step 5

    Heat oil in a wok or large saucepan to 280 degrees F (140 degrees C). Add pork strips one at a time to the hot oil. Cook until lightly golden, about 2 minutes. Transfer to a paper towel-lined plate with a slotted spoon.

  • Step 6

    Heat oil to 340 degrees F (170 degrees C). Return pork to the hot oil. Cook until golden brown, about 2 minutes. Transfer to a serving plate with the slotted spoon.

  • Step 7

    Drain all but 2 tablespoons oil from the wok. Cook and stir garlic and ginger in the hot oil until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Add sauce and spring onions; cook and stir until sauce begins to thicken, 4 to 5 minutes. Pour sauce over the pork on the serving plate.

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