So the other night, my husband had a hankering for Chinese food. I remembered that we had a box of ready made egg rolls in the freezer and when I told him, he said, "But we don't have any sweet and sour sauce to go with it." We were thinking of our options when all of a sudden I remembered that I had a recipe for sweet and sour sauce.
I have only made this recipe one time, but my family must have really enjoyed it because I filed it in my "family favorites" recipe binder. After my hubby made it, I graciously dipped my egg roll in a bowl of it and remembered why the recipe was filed in our favorites.
It. Was. De-lish.
What's even better is it didn't cost a dime to make it. We had everything in the pantry so there was no need to run to the store to buy the ingredients OR to buy a whole bottle of premade sweet and sour sauce. Really folks, can life get any better then that? :)
BTW, I do know how to make homemade egg rolls/lumpia...but it's my mother's recipe and I am sworn to secrecy on that one :)
Homemade Sweet & Sour Sauce
(makes 2-3 cups)
1 clove garlic, minced
1 tsp. soy sauce
3 tbsp. vinegar
3 tbsp. sugar
1/2 cup water
1 tbsp. cornstarch
3 tbsp. ketchup
4 tbsp. vegetable oil
1. Saute' garlic in oil until lightly browned.
2. Add rest of the ingredients and stir with a whisk until nice and thick.
3. Serve with egg rolls/lumpia or fried rice.