Sweet and Sour Pork
Pork Pork Roast

Easy Take Out at Home: Sweet and Sour Pork

Food can trigger memories that can bring us back to specific moments and places in time. Sweet and sour pork is one of those foods that brings me back. It brings me back to a little restaurant called Spring Sun – our favorite restaurant to go to for our birthdays. Across the table from me is my sweet Grandma (she is pure love and joy!). We share a meal for one because the portion sizes are very large. There is laughter, happiness and acceptance there with her. These memories with her over shared food will last a lifetime. So food is not just sustenance; it is memories, love and happiness.

This sweet and sour pork is filled with love, but not gluten. To achieve crispy pork, we use cornstarch instead of flour. And we use a gluten free soy sauce, making this a perfect supper to serve those in your life with gluten sensitives or allergies. Serve with vegetable fried rice and you have a delicious meal!

Sweet and Sour Pork

Sweet and Sour Pork

Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Course Main Course
Servings 6


Crispy Pork & Vegetables

  • lbs Pork Roast, cubed
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Soy Sauce, Gluten Free
  • ½ tsp Sugar
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 medium Onion, wedged
  • 1 cup Corn Starch
  • Vegetable or Canola Oil, for deep frying
  • 1 Tbsp Oil
  • 2 stalks Celery
  • 1 medium Green Pepper, cut into 1" pieces

Sweet and Sour Sauce

  • 1 cup Water
  • ¾ cup Sugar
  • cup Apple Cider Vinegar
  • ¼ cup Ketchup
  • ½ tsp Soy Sauce, Gluten Free
  • ¼ tsp Salt
  • 1 can Pineapple Chunks, with juice
  • 2 Tbsp Cornstarch
  • ¼ cup Water


Crispy Pork & Vegetables

  • In a medium bowl, mix together the first five ingredients with ½ of the onion. Refrigerate overnight for best results or at least one hour.
  • Add vegetable or canola oil into a heavy bottomed pot so that there is at least two inches of oil. Heat over medium-high heat to a temperature of 365°F.
  • While the oil is heating, coat the pork and onions with cornstarch.
  • Working in batches, add pork to the oil and deep fry for about 8-10 minutes, ensuring an internal temperature of at least 160°F. Remove and drain on paper towel.
  • While the pork is deep frying, mix together the first seven ingredients of the sweet and sour sauce in a medium sized pot. Bring to a boil over medium heat, then reduce heat to low. Make a slurry of the cornstarch and water, then slowly mix in while stirring. Simmer until thickened.
  • In a pan, heat 1 Tbsp of oil over medium heat. Add the celery, green pepper and the other ½ of the onion. Saute for 3 – 4 minutes, then add the fried pork and the sweet and sour sauce. Simmer for a couple of minutes, then serve.
Keyword Easy Take Out, Gluten Free

“Only take heed to yourself, and diligently keep yourself, lest you forget the things your eyes have seen, and lest they depart from your heart all the days of your life. And teach them to your children and your grandchildren.”

Deuteronomy 4:9

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