A quick keto sweet and sour pork that is made with simple and inexpensive ingredients. A low carb recipe everyone will love.
Mad Creations Keto Sweet and Sour Pork on a black plate

My Keto Sweet and Sour Pork recipe is the total bomb! I have a feeling this very simple sweet and sour recipe will very quickly become a firm favourite in many households.

I am working on a lot of new recipes at the moment I have to say that Asian ketogenic recipes are high on my list. Why? Because it is simply what I want to eat. haha! The best way to get recipes for the site is to listen to my inner foodie asking for different cuisines.

Prior to going keto Sweet and Sour Pork was a favourite whenever I got takeout Chinese. Sticky flavoursome and tender pork was always a winner in my opinion. So I definitely had to come up with an easy sweet and sour recipe that fits in with my low carb lifestyle.

How To Make It

Mad Creations Keto Sweet and Sour Pork just fried

Step 1. The only part of this recipe that takes any real time is marinating the pork. Choose to marinate just for an hour or overnight the choice is yours. The longer you marinate the more flavoursome the pork.

Step 2. After the pork has marinated toss each piece of pork in the coating and place into hot oil and deep fry. Work in batches so that you don’t over-crowd the pan. Try not to sample too much while frying. haha!

Step 3. While the pork is draining on some paper towel whip up the very delicious and easy Sugar Free Sweet and Sour Sauce. Toss the pork in the sauce and serve.

This is a very filling meal, so don’t be surprised if you can’t finish a serve. This has to be the best keto sweet and sour pork recipe ever. What’s better is the whole family can enjoy this sugar free sweet and sour pork. Honestly, I doubt they will notice a difference.

Mad Creations Keto Sweet and Sour Pork on a black plate

A totally delicious Chinese Sweet and Sour Pork recipe without pineapple or cornstarch and it is perfect. I can honestly say I never feel like I am missing out on the ketogenic diet. I simply just recreate any of my old favourites with ingredients that are lower in carbohydrates and do not contain sugar. #easy

More Recipes To Try

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  1. Keto Sichuan Beef and Broccoli
  2. Smothered Pork Chops
  3. Easy Duck Stir Fry
  4. Saffron Chicken Korma
  5. Country Style Boneless Pork Ribs + Sugar-Free

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Mad Creations Keto Sweet and Sour Pork on a black plate

Keto Sweet and Sour Pork

A quick keto sweet and sour pork that is made with simple and inexpensive ingredients. A low carb recipe everyone will love.
5 from 47 votes!
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
marinate: 1 hour
Total Time: 15 minutes
Course: Lunch and Dinner
Cuisine: Chinese
Diet: Diabetic, Gluten Free
Recipe Category: Low Carb
Calories: 265kcal
Author: Megan Ellam
Servings: 4 serves
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  • 1 teaspoon (1 teaspoon ) Chinese five-spice powder
  • 2 teaspoons (2 teaspoons) soy sauce or coconut aminos
  • 1 teaspoon (1 teaspoon ) ginger juice, or ginger paste
  • 1 (1) egg lightly whisked
  • 500 g (22.73 cups) pork scotch cut into 3 cm cubes
  • Cauliflower rice, to serve


  • 1 (1) spring onions finely sliced
  • 2 teaspoons (2 teaspoons) sesame seeds


  • Combine five-spice, soy sauce, ginger juice, and egg in a non-reactive bowl. Add the pork and marinate for 30 minutes.
  • Heat the oil in a large pot over high heat.
  • Combine the flours in a bowl. Dust the pork with flour and fry in batches until lightly golden and cooked through. Drain on paper towels.
  • In a separate pan, heat the sweet and sour sauce.
  • Toss pork in sauce and serve with cauliflower rice, fresh spring onions and sesame seeds.


1. Various cuts of pork will work for this recipe. Use anything from the neck, shoulder, or belly. Make sure the pieces are cut into a size that is going to quick quickly in the hot oil.
2. Be careful that the oil is not too hot as the crumb will burn.
3. Substitute chicken thigh fillet or firm fish for another simple sweet and sour.
4. Can be stored in the fridge for up to 3 days, or frozen for up to 1 month.

Your Own Notes


Serving: 1Serve | Calories: 265kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 20g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 92mg | Sodium: 245mg | Potassium: 578mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 59IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 166mg | Iron: 2mg | Magnesium: 19mg | Net Carbs: 6g
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35 responses to “Keto Sweet and Sour Pork”

  1. Renee W

    5 stars
    Yum! I used left over roast pork instead of crumbed pork. I just browned it off really well in 5 spice, ginger and a tablespoon of sukrin gold before I added chunks of capsicum, broccoli, celery and spring onions and the delicious sweet and sour sauce.
    Definitely going to be a regular in our house. Thanks Megan xx

  2. Stella

    I Kept thinking, “Surely she means almond FLOUR, not almond MEAL.” But, I made it per the recipe and not only did I LOVE it (it’s super crunchy!) but this opens up a whole new arena for fried foods using almond meal as I found it superior to almond flour, which I’ve always fried with!!! Couldn’t believe the difference… I’m thinking chicken nuggets, fried chicken and…what other recipes do you have?? Definitely want to experiment here and THANK YOU for the AWESOME sweet and sour pork, I’ll be making the sauce tomorrow but the pork is delicious just like this and might have to make another batch!!

    1. Megan Mad Creations Hub

      Woohoo! I am so happy you enjoyed it Stella. Let us know how your variations go!

  3. Stella

    Making this now. Already made the cauliflower fried rice and it’s AWESOME!!!!!!!!!

    1. Megan Mad Creations Hub

      That is awesome to hear Stella. Thanks for taking the time to let us know.

  4. Stella

    Almond MEAL or almond FLOUR????

    1. Megan Mad Creations Hub

      either is fine

  5. Christine

    Can this be cooked in an Airfryer if some oil is added to the crumb coating ?

    1. Megan Mad Creations Hub

      I havent tried it sorry Christine.

  6. Rebecca

    Made this tonight and it’s really nice.

  7. Sharon

    I can’t find whey protein powder anywhere around me. (I live rural). What can I substitute it with?

    1. Megan Mad Creations Hub

      You can use almond meal but it is not the same. Whey protein isolate is available in most supermarkets these days.

  8. Liz G

    5 stars
    ‘This is the one!!!!!’ yelled out by my 15 year old son. What a beauty of a recipe. So delicious. Easy too.

    1. Megan Mad Creations Hub

      That is sooooo awesome Liz. I am happy your son enjoyed too. Thanks for leaving feedback for our recipes too. x

  9. Shannon

    I want to try this, put I’m wondering if I could omit the Whey Powder?

    1. Megan Mad Creations Hub

      Hi Shannon, Whey powder makes the pork crispy on the outside. If you dont want it go for it.

  10. Sarah L

    5 stars
    Tasted as if I was in a Chinese restaurant. Definitely to be repeated and repeated and repeated

    1. Megan

      A firm fave of mine too. I am hanging out to make it again too!

  11. Erika

    5 stars
    This looks even better than the real deal!

    1. Megan

      Thanks Erika

  12. Aneke Frawley

    5 stars
    Absolutely mouthwatering! I’m only 3 weeks in on Keto and the amazing recipes Megan provides are out of this world! I don’t feel like I’m missing out… more those who aren’t eating this way are! Thank you Megan for yet another A+ recipe and also your constant support and assistance with any questions we have

    1. Megan

      Aaawww shucks! Thanks Aneke! Glad you enjoyed the Sweet and Sour and my other recipes. I hope every meal is a winner

  13. Kell McKenzie

    5 stars
    Absolutely delicious! I did spice it up a little
    bit using a birdseye and cayenne chilli, seeds and all in the sauce.

    1. Megan

      That’s what I like to hear. I love someone who is not afraid to spice things up and change a recipe to suit themselves. Glad you enjoyed it Kell

  14. Sandra

    5 stars
    Made this for dinner tonight, is was amazing

  15. Mia J

    Tried it and absolutely loved it. Will be on regular rotation in this household. 10/10

    1. Megan

      Thanks for the 10/10 Mia. Glad you enjoyed it.

  16. Michelle

    5 stars
    You absolutely, definitely, must make this! It’s amazing. Family of 5, inc 3 kids, all devoured every last scrap. So easy to make too. Will be a regular dinner item that’s for sure. Thanks Megan!

    1. Megan

      That is so great Michelle. It is always good when the whole family enjoys a meal

  17. Kim

    5 stars
    Made this today… And couldn’t stop sampling the pork.. Absolutely delicious, and the dive was amazing. Thanks Megan for making old favourites possible.

    1. Megan

      Great to hear you loved it Kim

  18. 5 stars
    All I can say is ‘ahmazing’ so incredibly good. Like a party in your mouth with every

    1. Megan

      Thanks Sue. Glad you enjoyed it.

  19. Lynda

    5 stars
    This sweet and sour pork is just as good as the one from the Chinese take a way!!!
    He crispy pork and the sweet and sour sauce are a match made in heaven. I can’t believe how good it is and that it is sugar free.
    Another family favourite . This recipe will definitely be a crowd pleaser.
    Thanks Megan for another delicious recipe

    1. Megan

      Thanks Lynda. Sooo good isn’t it!

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