Make your own crunchy Sweet & Sour Pork with a homemade dipping sauce


For the sauce:
1/2 cup (125 ml) sugar
1/4 cup (60 ml) white vinegar
10-15 ml soy sauce
45 ml tomato sauce (I prefer All Gold)
20 ml cornflour, mixed with 125 ml cold water

For the pork:
2 XL eggs
60 ml cake flour
60 ml corn flour
a pinch of salt
canola oil for deep-frying
250 g lean pork meat (like fillet or steak), trimmed and cubed (about 2 x 2 cm)

How to

For the sauce:
Mix the sugar, vinegar, soy and tomato sauce in a small saucepan and bring to a boil.

Stir in the cornflour/water mixture, then turn down to a simmer and stir until thickened – it will happen quite quickly.

Remove from the heat and set aside. Serve warm or cold as a dipping sauce.

For the pork:
Mix the eggs, cake flour, cornflour and salt together to a sticky batter.

Heat the oil over medium-high heat until it reaches around 180 C.

Dip the cubes of pork into the batter and carefully drop into the hot oil, frying until golden on all sides. Drain on kitchen paper. Serve immediately with sweet & sour sauce.


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Recipe courtesy of The Food Fox. Visit the blog for more delicious recipes. Recipe copyright – Ilse van der Merwe. Photo copyright – Tasha Seccombe.