Sweet and Sour Walnuts


Preparation info
  • Serves

    2 to 4

    • Difficulty


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By Irene Kuo

Published 1977

  • About

This unusual and delicious dish is also known as sweet and sour “vegetarian” pork. The brown coating is slightly resilient and very crisp, the walnuts crunchy, and the reddish sweet and sour sauce flavors both vegetables and walnuts. It is delectable.


  • 24 walnut halves
  • 1 recipe sweet and sour sauce with vegetables
  • 2



Soak the walnuts for 5 minutes in boiling water and remove any clinging skin. Dry well and then deep-fry them. Let them cool on paper towels.

Make the batter by mixing the glutinous rice powder, flour, and baking powder with the water until smooth.

Make the sweet and sour sauce and stir-fry t