Salt and pepper spare ribs

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By: Ed Baines From: Good Food Live

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This recipe is classed as intermediate

Rating 2.95 / 5 (191 votes)

Prep time:
20 min
Cook time:
1 hr 30 min

Sticky and sensational and slightly spicy too, Ed Baines delivers a real kick in the ribs with this totally addictive and toothsome recipe


1. Heat the oil in a deep-fat fryer and fry the spare ribs until they are brown and crisp. Do this in several batches, draining each cooked batch well on kitchen paper.

2. Combine all the ingredients for the braising sauce in a large pan and bring to the boil.

3. Add the deep-fried spare ribs, cover and simmer for about 1 hour or until they are tender. Drain off the sauce and remove any remaining fat.

4. Heat a little oil in a large saucepan and add the garlic, spring onions, chilli, and shredded carrots. Add a generous grinding of salt and black pepper. Fry over a medium heat for 2 minutes.

5. Add the braised spare-ribs to the pan, turning often until the ribs are heated through and have absorbed all the flavours of the stir-fry. Serve immediately.


  • 600 ml peanut oil
  • 750 g pork spare ribs

For the braising sauce:

For the stir-fry:

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Amazing recipe, better than from any takeaway and easy to prepare. Go on give the a try.

DannyB42761 DannyB42761  Posted 04 Apr 2009 8:10 AM