Sweet and Sour Sauce

10 mins (prep 5, cooking 5)
10 ingredients
2 servings
This recipe is one that I was given by my mother and have used for years. She found it in an old chinese cookbook and I have never found it since. I made a couple of changes to the original recipe, but basically it is the same one my mother has used for years for her sweet and sour pork. Serve with tempura chicken or pork as a main dish or egg rolls or crab rangoon as a dip.*Of note, the sauce is not your typical red color, it is brownish. The first time I made this, my husband and I were only married a few months and he asked "why isn't this red?" Ever since then, I add a few drops of red food coloring to bring it that red color one usually expects with sweet and sour sauce, you can omit this if you like.

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Serving Size (141.11 g)
Servings 2
Amount per Serving
Calories 118.02 Calories from Fat 0.81
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0.09g 0.26%
Saturated Fat 0.01g 0.08%
Trans Fat 0.0g %
Cholesterol 0.0mg 0.0%
Sodium 5.84mg 0.49%
Total Carbohydrate 26.81g 17.87%
Dietary Fiber 0.96 g 7.69%
Sugars 11.38 g %
Protein 0.36g 1.43%
Vitamin A 34.31IU% Vitamin C 28.27mg%
Calcium 26.69mg% Iron 0.61mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
dark brown sugar, pineapple juice, cold water