Friday, October 05, 2007
Gosh those home ec teachers were good
--Sweet-Sour Pork on Rice
Sweet-Sour Pork on Rice
Our Favorite Meats Favorites From Home Economics Teachers Copyright MCMLXVI
1 ½ lbs. pork cubes
1 tsp. salt
Pepper to taste
¼ c. flour
2 tbsp. oil
½ c. water
¼ c. vinegar
2 tbsp. soy sauce
1 c. apricot preserves I used about 3/4 cups
1 green pepper, cut into strips
Toss pork cubes with seasoned flour; brown in oil. Stir in water, vinegar and soy sauce; cover and simmer to 45 minutes. Add preserves and green pepper; cook for 15 minutes. Serve on hot cooked rice.
Yield: 6 servings
This book has coughed up another surprise hit. I originally chose this recipe to use up some peach preserves but then I realized I had apricot preserves in the fridge that needed to be used up. I only had about 3/4 cup but that was enough. I thought this might be overly sweet but it really wasn't. It was a mild sweet and sour sauce (probably because of the water) but nicely balanced.
I'm really enjoying this cookbook. I'm almost sorry I didn't pick up the other copy I came across. It would have made a nice giveaway. I can't be the only one who likes old cookbooks.
The recipes tend to be more economical too. I really stuck to the basics again at the grocery store again this week and I spent only 48 cents more than I did last week. I'm not really shooting for a specific amount, I'm just buying only what we need so it was funny to come so close to last week's total.
Blast From The Past: Meat Puffs from June 2007, also from this cookbook. That recipe was a hit here too.
Question of the Day: I just can't think of one today. Have a nice weekend.