Added by: Norah Added on: November 8, 2019
## Season 3, Episode 11 ##
Hello everyone. Welcome to Norah’s Cooking Diary.
This is the 11th video of Season 3. If you enjoy this video, please give it a thumbs up by pressing the like button. Please also share this recipe with your family and friends.
In this video I am going to share with you a Sweet and Sour Pork (Gu Lao Rou 咕老肉) recipe.
Moist and succulent deep fried pork coated with sweet and sour sauce is a mouth watering and such a flavorful dish. This classic Chinese all time favorite is no stranger to anyone who loves Chinese food.
Happy cooking 😉
Several notes here to share with you:
Here is a quick rundown of the recipe:
Soak the potato starch in plain water for 30mins. Mix the brown sugar, plum sauce, HP sauce, tomato paste, apple cider and plain water in a bowl. Stir the mixture to mix thoroughly and then set aside. Cut the red onions, celery, cucumber, red chili, capsicum, tomato and spring onion. Transfer the cut vegetables into a bowl and set aside. Chopped the garlic into a fine mince and transfer to a bowl.
Cut the pork shoulder against their grain and slice each piece into 1cm thickness with a sharp knife. Use the thickest side of the back of the knife to beat the meat repeatedly on both sides to tenderize the meat. Cut each of the sliced pork into 1.5cm strip and then transfer the meat to a bowl. Add salt, cooking wine and sesame oil to the bowl. Rub and massage the pork together to mix well and set aside.
After 30mins, discard the water used to soak the potato starch leaving the solid starch at the bottom. Add egg and cooking oil to the solid starch. Carefully loosen the solid starch with a fork and lightly stir the mixture to mix thoroughly. Transfer the mixture to the pork prepared earlier. Stir the mixture briefly to coat the pork evenly.
Heat up the cooking oil in a stir fry pan over HIGH heat until the oil is hot. Once the oil is hot reduce the heat to MEDIUM and deep fry the pork for 30secs in batches to avoid overcrowding. Use a spatula to separate any sticking frying pork pieces. Remove the deep fried pork with a strainer and spatula and then repeat the same for the rest of the pork pieces.
Happy cooking 😉🧡