Sweet and Sour Pork

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Introducing our family-favourite, kid-friendly Sweet and Sour Pork recipe! With its crispy, golden bites of pork, vibrant bell peppers, and sweet pineapple chunks, this dish is not only a flavour-packed delight but also a surefire way to get your little ones excited about mealtime. Let's dive into this tasty adventure!


  • For the Pork:

  • 1 pound (450g) pork loin or pork shoulder, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour, for coating
  • Salt and black pepper, to taste
  • Vegetable oil, for frying

  • For the Sweet and Sour Sauce:
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 1/4 cup rice vinegar
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup water

  • For the Stir-Fry:
  • 1 red bell pepper, cut into chunks
  • 1 green bell pepper, cut into chunks
  • 1 onion, cut into chunks
  • 1 cup pineapple chunks (fresh or canned)
  • Vegetable oil, for stir-frying


For the Pork:
  • In a bowl, combine the all-purpose flour with a pinch of salt and black pepper.
  • Dredge the pork pieces in the flour mixture, shaking off any excess.
  • Heat vegetable oil in a wok over medium-high heat. Once the oil is hot, add the pork pieces in batches and fry until they are golden brown and crispy. Remove them from the oil and place them on a plate lined with paper towels to drain any excess oil.
      For the Sweet and Sour Sauce:
      • In a separate bowl, mix together the ketchup, rice vinegar, brown sugar, soy sauce, and cornstarch until smooth.
      • In a wok, heat the sauce mixture over medium heat. Stir in the water and continue to cook, stirring constantly, until the sauce thickens. Remove it from the heat and set it aside.
        For the Stir-Fry:
        • In a clean wok, heat a bit of vegetable oil over medium-high heat.
        • Add the chunks of red bell pepper, green bell pepper, and onion. Stir-fry for about 2-3 minutes until they start to soften.
        • Add the crispy fried pork and pineapple chunks to the wok.
        • Pour the sweet and sour sauce over the pork and vegetables. Stir everything together until the sauce evenly coats the ingredients.
        • Continue to cook for another 2-3 minutes until everything is heated through.
        • Taste and adjust the seasoning if needed. You can add more sugar for extra sweetness or rice vinegar for tanginess.
        • Serve your Sweet and Sour Pork hot over steamed rice.

        To find tips on seasoning and cleaning our hand hammered wok, visit FAQ.


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