Sweet & Sour Pork

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Ingredients

2 whole Medium tomatoes, seeded and chopped
½ whole Lemon, cut in slices
1 stalk celery, sliced
1 whole small yellow onion, peeled and chopped
2 tablespoons julienned ginger root
1/3 cup pineapple juice
1/2 cup white vinegar
1/3 cup tomato sauce
1/2 cup sugar
3/4 lb. pork butt, cut into 1 1/2" pieces
1 pinch salt
1 pinch white pepper
1 tsp garlic powder
½ cup all-purpose flour
5 tbsp cornstarch
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 cup diced fresh pineapple

Preparation

1. Pour 2 cups water into a medium pot. Chop 1 tomato and add to pot. Add lemon, celery, onions, and ginger, and bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat to medium and simmer for 20 minutes. Add pineapple juice, vinegar, tomato sauce, and sugar. Mix well, then simmer for 30 minutes more.

2. Meanwhile, season pork with salt, pepper, and garlic powder and set aside for 20 minutes. In a small bowl, mix together flour, 4 tbsp. cornstarch, and enough water (about 1/2 cup) to make a smooth batter. Pour oil into a skillet to a depth of 1 1/2" and heat over medium-high heat until hot, about 350°. Dip pork in batter, shake off excess, then fry in batches until crisp and golden, about 4 minutes per batch. Drain on paper towels.

3. Quarter remaining 2 tomatoes and set aside. Combine remaining 1 tbsp. cornstarch with 2 tbsp. water in a small bowl and mix well. Add cornstarch mixture to sauce, increase heat to medium-high, and simmer for about 2 minutes. Add pineapple to sauce, cook for 30 seconds, then add quartered tomatoes and pork. Heat through, then serve with white rice, if you like.

Yield

Serves 4

Cook Time

Prep Time: 10 mins.
Cook Time: 20 mins.

Nutrition Facts

Nutrition information is provided as a resource. Values will vary depending on specific ingredients used.
Serving Size: 1
Number of Servings: Serves 4
Amount Per Serving:
Calories: 519
Calories from Fat: 288

Amount per Serving
% Daily Value*
Amount per Serving
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 32g
49%
Carbohydrates 72g
24%
Dietary Fiber 12g
48%
Saturated Fat 19g
95%
Calories 519kcal
25%
Cholesterol 62mg
20%
Protein 28g
46%
Sodium 178mg
7%
Calcium
1%
Iron
26%
Vitamin A
17%
Vitamin C
100%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.