In celebration of Labor Day weekend, my plan was to grill some ribs; well that was ruined by the rain. So in efforts to still have some type of rib dinner, I decided to fry them up instead, you know; just like fried pork chops. BUT I wanted to put a twist on it and this is what I came up with…..Fried Asian Ribs
1 (3 lb. slab) Pork baby back ribs, cut into riblets
1 Tbsp. Garlic powder
1 Tbsp. Chinese 5-Spice powder
1 tsp. Black pepper
1 1/2 tsp. Salt
1 Tbsp. finely minced Ginger
1 tsp. Accent seasoning, optional
2 cups All-purpose Flour
Oil for deep frying
Wash and dry the meat, cut into riblet sections and place in a bowl. Sprinkle the rest of the ingredients, except the flour and oil; over each riblet and work them into the meat, coating all sides with the seasonings. Place this in the refrigerator and allow to “marinate” for a few hours.
Heat up the oil. Pour the flour into a ziploc bag, add the riblets and toss in the flour. Deep fry until golden in color. The ribs may look darker because of the 5-spice powder. Just make sure it’s cooked through completely without burning. Serve up with your favorite sides. I like it with steamed white rice, cucumber salad, and chamorro finadenne’. ENJOY!