Cantonese Sweet-and-Sour Pork

<Cantonese Sweet-and-Sour Pork


1 pound pork

2 Tablespoons cornstarch

1 egg

1 Red pepper

1 Green pepper

1 large onion

2 Tablespoons sugar

1 Tablespoon soy sauce

2 Tablespoons tomato puree

3 Tablespoons vinegar

3 Tablespoons cold water

1½ cups oil


  1. Cut the pork into 1” cubes.
  2. Mix the egg and 1 Tablespoon cornstarch.
  3. Dip the pork into the cornstarch/egg mixture to coat.
  4. Cut peppers and onion in 1 ½” triangular pieces.
  5. Mix the sugar, soy sauce, tomato puree, and vinegar; set aside.
  6. Mix 1 Tablespoon cornstarch and water; set aside.
  7. Heat oil and deep-fry pork in two batches, 5 to 6 minutes each; remove and set aside.
  8. Remove all but 1 Tablespoon of oil from wok and stir-fry the vegetables for 2 minutes.
  9. Add the soy sauce/tomato mixture and stir-fry 1 more minute.
  10. Remix cornstarch/water mixture and add to soy sauce/tomato mixture; stir until it thickens.
  11. Add the cooked pork, stir-fry 1 more minute, and serve.


You can add pineapple chunks if you desire.