Filipino Sweet and Sour Pork with Bell Pepper Recipe

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  • 1 lb boneless pork, cubed
  • 1 tbs cornstarch
  • oil for deep-frying
  • 1 tbs each minced garlic and ginger
  • 1 bell pepper, diced
  • 2 scallions, sliced
  • 1 cup pineapple chunks
Ingredients for batter:
  • 3/4 cup each flour and cornstarch
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 1/2 tsp oil
Ingredients for sauce:
  • 1/2 cup cider vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 tbs ketchup
  • 1 tbs soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 tbs cornstarch, blended with 3/4 cup water

To make batter, combine dry ingredients and gradually add water, whisking with a fork, until smooth.  Stir in oil and set aside.
Whisk together all sauce ingredients and set aside.
Combine pork with cornstarch.
Heat oil in a wok until smoking.  Dip pork in batter then add to wok.  Deep-fry until light brown, only a few seconds.  Remove and drain on paper towels.  Discard any batter from wok and repeat with all remaining pork and batter.
Return all pork to wok and deep-fry a second time until golden, a few minutes.  Discard oil and return wok to stove over high heat.  Stir-fry ginger and garlic for 30 seconds, add pepper, and stir-fry another minute.  Add scallion, pineapple, and sauce.  Mix well and bring to a boil.  Pour over sauce and serve.

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