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 Sweet and Sour Pork Balls Recipe

Serve this sweet and sour pork dish with wild and white rice and you have a dish that looks really great and tastes even better.
 

A very authentic tasting dish, you could be forgiven if you thought you were in China.

KEY POINTS

 Preparation Time:  20 mins  Cooking Time:  35 mins
 How Difficult  Easy  Freeze?   No
 Servings

4 portions



INGREDIENTS

 
WHAT SPECIAL KITCHEN EQUIPMENT

None

Metric Imperial
450 g minced pork 1 lb minced pork
1 clove garlic, peeled and crushed 1 clove garlic, peeled and crushed
40 g flour 1 oz flour
55 g freshly made breadcrumbs 2 oz freshly made breadcrumbs
salt and pepper salt and pepper
1 egg yolk 1 egg yolk
2 tbsp olive oil 2 tbsp olive oil
For the Sauce For the Sauce
80 g sugar 3 oz sugar
4 tbsp cider vinegar 4 tbsp cider vinegar
3 tbsp dark soy sauce 3 tbsp dark soy sauce
1 level tbsp cornflour 1 level tbsp cornflour
250 ml pint water pint water
1 green pepper, cut into thin strips 1 green pepper, cut into thin strips
225 g tomatoes skinned and quartered lb tomatoes skinned and quartered
1 small can crushed pineapple. 1 small can crushed pineapple.

Preparation Before Cooking

Weigh up all the ingredients before you start and lay them out ready.

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Slice the green pepper thinly, skin the tomatoes by putting them in boiling water for a few seconds. The skins will come then come off very easily then cut them into quarters as in the picture. quarter the skinned tomatoes.

Put the minced pork into the bowl and add the egg yolk, crushed garlic, oz of the flour, breadcrumbs and salt and pepper.

 
Mix all the ingredients together well.

   
Form the mixture into 24 pork balls, then roll them in the rest of the flour, coating them well.


 
Add the oil to the frying pan then place the pork balls in and gently fry for 20 minutes, turning frequently until they are golden brown and cooked through.


Meanwhile, put the sugar, vinegar and soy sauce into a saucepan. Blend the cornflour with the water and add to the ingredients in the pan. Bring to the boil, stirring all the time to stop it burning.  Simmer gently for 5 minutes until the sauce thickens.
 
  
Add the green peppers, tomatoes and tinned pineapple, mix well together and simmer for a further 5 minutes until the vegetables are well warmed through.

  
In a warmed serving dish put in the pork balls and cover with the sweet and sour sauce.

  
We loved this pork recipe served with our favourite wild rice.

   
 

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