Sunday, May 20, 2012

Chinese food, the easy way^^

Today I made sweet and sour pork. You might think it would be hard, but the rice takes longer than anything else^^ Want to know how to make your own? Here's the recipe, according to me...

Pork, chicken, turkey, whatever you want. 1-1 1/2 pounds
1 egg
1/2 cup cornstarch

1 can pineapple
1 bell pepper
a couple carrots

juice from can of pineapple
1/2 cup rice vinegar
several dashes soy sauce
a couple good squirts of ketchup (the secret ingredient ^^)
a couple tablespoons cornstarch

First up, cut the meat into 1 inch cubes. Dump the egg and the cornstarch into a bowl with the meat. Stir

Then, cut up the pineapple, carrots, and bell pepper. You are trying for pieces about half the size of the meat. Do not throw away the pineapple juice; you are using it later! Double the veggies, or add something else like broccoli, if you are feeling like being healthy^^ I've seen people substitute the meat with tofu, but I wouldn't suggest it. I like my meat to be meat, and my tofu to be tofu^^

Dump meat into cooking pan on high with a little oil. Stir every minute or so; don't want it to burn! While you are doing that, make the sauce. Just dump everything together, and mix.

When the meat is done (cut open a piece and inspect for pink. No pink? It's done)dump the veggies in and stir. Cook for a minute or two, then add the sauce. Once the sauce is thick and coating everything, it's done. Serve the whole mess over rice, and people will start telling you to open your own restaurant! Makes about eight servings, and it freezes well too^^

Sweet and Sour Pork.

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