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Sweet and Sour Pork Recipe


Sweet and Sour Pork With Pineapple

Sweet and Sour Pork

Photo: Diana Rattray
This sweet and sour pork makes a delicious meal with hot cooked rice. This is a flavorful sweet and sour pork the family will love.

Yield: Serves 4


  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 to 1 1/2 pounds pork shoulder, cut into 1/2- to 3/4-inch pieces
  • 1 can (8 ounces) pineapple chunks in juice, drained, juice reserved
  • 1 bell pepper, cut into squares (red or green or both)
  • 1/2 cup cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup packed light brown sugar
  • water
  • 1 tablespoon molasses
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch mixed with 4 tablespoons cold water until smooth


Heat about 1 inch of oil in a deep frying pan to about 370°. Mix the egg, flour, salt, and 1/4 cup water. Dip pork cubes into the batter and drop into the hot oil.Fry until browned. Remove and drain on paper towels.

In a medium saucepan combine the pineapple, green pepper, vinegar, and brown sugar. Add water to the reserved pineapple juice to make 3/4 cup. Add to the pineapple mixture, along with the 1 tablespoon molasses. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring constantly. Pour the cornstarch and water mixture into the sauce mixture and continue cooking, stirring, until thickened. Stir in the pork and bring back to the boil. Serve hot with rice.

Serves 4.


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