Sweet and Sour Fried Ham

by Asian Recipes At Home

Try this new twist on preparing a boneless ham for your next gathering. A smoked boneless ham is chopped into bite-sized pieces and fried to perfection with a light and crispy batter. It is then topped with a homemade sweet and sour pineapple sauce.

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A smoked boneless ham is chopped into bite-sized pieces and fried to perfection with a light and crispy batter. It is then topped with a homemade sweet and sour pineapple sauce.

Our sweet and sour fried ham recipe

This recipe is our twist on preparing a smoked boneless ham. It is super easy to make. We also make a simple homemade batter that is very light and crispy once fried to a golden brown. It seems like a lot of work, but it is really quite easy once everything is ready to go. 

We also make a delicious sweet and sour pineapple sauce that pairs very well with the lightly battered fried ham pieces. If you love sweet and savory together, then this is the recipe you have to try. Especially if you’ve been wanting a new way to prepare a ham. 

Hatfield ham cut into pieces for fried ham.Frying ham in a homemade crispy batter.Fried ham sitting on a rack after being fried.

Ingredients needed for this sweet and sour ham recipe

For the breading:

For the sauce:

 

Ingredients needed for the sweet and sour pineapple sauce.

What to serve with our sweet and sour fried ham

A simple side of vegetables and/or rice goes great with this recipe. We made a very simple cabbage, pepper, and onion stir-fry to go alongside this recipe. You could also make some fresh green beans to go with this sweet and sour fried ham. So simple and so delicious!

 A smoked boneless ham is chopped into bite-sized pieces and fried to perfection with a light and crispy batter. It is then topped with a homemade sweet and sour pineapple sauce.

Storing and reheating this fried ham

We suggest storing any leftovers in an airtight container and placing them in the fridge. It should keep for about 3 days. 

If you aren’t worried about crisping the fried ham back up, then simply microwave leftovers until your desired temperature is reached. Want to crisp it back up and have an air fryer? Throw the fried ham pieces in the air fryer at 350 degrees F for about 5 minutes. Air fry an additional 1-2 minute increments until your desired temperature and crispness are reached. 

 

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A smoked boneless ham is chopped into bite-sized pieces and fried to perfection with a light and crispy batter. It is then topped with a homemade sweet and sour pineapple sauce.

Sweet and Sour Fried Ham

Yield: 8
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour

Try this new twist on preparing a boneless ham for your next gathering. A smoked boneless ham is chopped into bite-sized pieces and fried to perfection with a light and crispy batter. It is then topped with a homemade sweet and sour pineapple sauce.

Ingredients

For the breading:

For the sauce:

Instructions

  1. Cut the ham into your preferred bite-sized pieces and set aside.
  2. Combine all of the ingredients for the wet breading. Set aside.
  3. Heat oil in a deep frying pan, or in a deep fryer, to 350 degrees F.
    Place the pieces of ham in the wet batter. Once the oil has reached its temperature, start putting the batter-covered pieces of ham slowly into the hot oil. Do this in batches to not overcrowd the frying pan.
  4. Fry until golden brown, about 4-5 minutes. Remove the ham from the frying oil and let it drain on a paper towel-lined plate or on a rack.
  5. For the sauce: Make the potato starch slurry with the potato starch and ½ cup of cold water. Stir together well and set aside. Add the oil to the bottom of a frying pan and place it on medium-high heat. Stir fry the onions for about 6 minutes until translucent. Next, add in all of the bell peppers and stir fry for an additional 5 minutes. Add the sugar, salt, and can of crushed pineapple. Adjust the heat to medium and allow this to continue to cook for about 10 minutes. Finally, give the potato starch slurry a quick mix and add it into the sauce. Allow to cook for another 5 minutes until thickened to your preference.
  6. Serve and enjoy!
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