Sweet and Sour Pork Sliders

TOTAL TIME: 35 min
Prep: 25 min
Inactive Prep: --
Cook: 10 min
 
YIELD: 16 sliders
LEVEL: Easy

ingredients

MEATBALLS:
  • 1 pound lean ground pork
  • 1 tablespoon grated garlic
  • 1 tablespoon light soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon Shaohsing rice wine or dry sherry
  • 1 heaping teaspoon cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil
    SAUCE:
    • 1 tablespoon peanut oil
    • 1 tablespoon peeled and grated ginger
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      Directions

      For the meatballs: In a large bowl, thoroughly combine the pork, garlic, soy sauce, rice wine, cornstarch, sesame oil, garlic, egg, scallion, salt and pepper. Divide the mixture into 8 portions and form 8 meatballs; set aside.

      Fill a wok or large pot halfway with peanut oil. Heat the oil to 350 degrees F over medium-high heat. If frying in a wok, make sure that the wok is stable on a burner or wok ring.

      Fry the meatballs until golden brown and cooked through (an instant-read thermometer should read 165 degrees F), 5 to 7 minutes. Remove with a slotted spoon and let drain on paper towels.

      For the sauce: Carefully transfer the oil to a heat-proof container and wipe out the wok. Heat the wok over high heat and add the peanut oil. Stir-fry the ginger for 30 seconds, and then stir in the hoisin sauce and honey. Bring to a simmer, and then cook for 1 to 2 minutes. If the sauce becomes too thick, stir in a little water to thin it out. Return the meatballs to the wok and toss them in the sauce to coat.

      For the sliders: Layer the bottom of the buns with shredded lettuce and a couple cucumber slices. Cut the meatballs in half and place half the meatball, cut-side down, on the bottom bun. Add the top bun. Skewer half a cherry tomato with a sandwich pick and insert into the slider to hold it together. Repeat with the remaining sandwiches.

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      • on January 31, 2014

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        Went over great with family, everyone loved them. As well as a lot of the other easy Chinese dishes
        Thank you.

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      • on March 16, 2012

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        Definitely a crowd pleaser! My Asian husband asked me to make a finger food for dinner and he loved them. I was so excited, I drove up to my parent's home and gave them and my cousins a slider too and they really enjoyed them. My husband was so impressed with this recipe and told me to add this to my recipe collection. I also have a potluck this weekend, so I will be making these. Two things I'd like to mention as a fyi: 1. There will be extra sauce leftover, so next time I will either make 8 more meatballs or freeze this sauce. 2. I used the Hawaii bread...I will either cut out very little of the excess bread from the middle or buy slightly more meat to make meatball a lil bigger.

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      • on March 13, 2012

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        Made them for dinner the other night...OMG!!! These will be in my forever menu.

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