An Easy-as-Pie Sweet and Sour Sauce (no red sauce here...golden) Recipe - Allrecipes.com
An Easy-as-Pie Sweet and Sour Sauce (no red sauce here...golden) Recipe
  • READY IN 15 mins

An Easy-as-Pie Sweet and Sour Sauce (no red sauce here...golden)

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"After having to put up with the so-called 'sweet and sour sauce' that they serve in American Asian restaurants (theirs are only sweet), I got this recipe from a friend in Alaska when I was stationed up there years ago."

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Original recipe makes 3 cups Change Servings
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  • PREP

    5 mins
  • COOK

    10 mins
  • READY IN

    15 mins

Directions

  1. Stir sugar, chicken broth, white vinegar, vegetable oil, soy sauce, salt, and garlic together in a saucepan; bring to a boil.
  2. Whisk water and cornstarch together until cornstarch is dissolved; whisk into the boiling mixture. Cook sauce until thickened, 5 to 7 minutes.
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Footnotes

  • Cook's Notes:
  • Use a pot that allows room for the bubbling sauce, as it will burn skin in a pan that's too small when it bubbles and you're stirring.
  • Unlike the majority or American restaurants that I've been in, this is truly a sweet and sour flavor and is golden in color, as opposed to red.
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Sep 12, 2014

The best sweet and sour sauce recipe that I have found!

 
Nov 25, 2014

This is really good! Just the right balance of sweet and sour. I use vegetable broth to make it vegetarian, but other than that, I don't change a thing. It's great as a sauce for fried tofu.

 

4 Ratings

Jun 15, 2014

This is the easiest I've ever made and actually has both the sweet and the sour taste!

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 84 kcal
  • 4%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 18.7 g
  • 6%
  • Cholesterol
  • < 1 mg
  • < 1%
  • Fat
  • 1.2 g
  • 2%
  • Fiber
  • 0 g
  • < 1%
  • Protein
  • 0.1 g
  • < 1%
  • Sodium
  • 304 mg
  • 12%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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