Monday, May 7, 2012

Sweet 'n Sour Pork with Fried Rice

I just love making Chinese Take-Out at home!  It's something our family enjoys and the recipe for the Sweet 'n Sour Sauce has been a family-favorite of ours for many years!  Enjoy!

2 eggs beaten, 2 cups cooked rice, 1 onion chopped and sauteed', 4 slices bacon cooked crisp and crumbled, Soy Sauce to taste

Sweet 'n Sour Sauce bubbling

Sweet 'n Sour Pork
1 pork tenderloin cut into bite-size pieces
Toss pieces in bowl with cornstarch or flour

1 cup all-purpose flour
1 egg, beaten
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 1/2 cups beer

In a small mixing bowl add flour, egg, garlic powder, and black pepper. Stir in 1 cup beer (you can add more than one cup to obtain your desired texture).

Dip pork pieces tossed with cornstarch or flour in beer-batter. Drop each piece into fryer and cook until done, about 3 minutes.

Fried Rice
2 cups cooked d cooled rice (best made day ahead)
4 strips bacon fried and cooked crisp
1 onion, diced
2 large farm eggs, beaten
1 stalk celery, diced (optional)
Soy Sauce to taste

Cook bacon until crisp in large fry pan; remove and drain on paper towels. Add diced onion and saute' until translucent; add beaten eggs and cook until eggs are soft set. 

 Crumble bacon and add to onion/bacon mixture, stir in cooked rice and add Soy Sauce to taste; stir to combine. Reduce to low heat to keep warm.

Sweet 'n Sour Sauce
8 Tbls. Ketchup
6 Tbls. Vinegar
6 Tbls. Sugar (granulated)
2 Tbls. Cornstarch
2 Tbls. Canola Oil
1 1/3 cups Water


Combine all ingredients in a small saucepan, heat to boiling over low heat. Add crushed pineapple, diced bell pepper as desired.