Sweet & Sour Pork Ribs

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Sweet & Sour Pork Ribs
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Recipe type: Pork
Cuisine: Chinese
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Serves: 2
 
Short pork ribs in a light batter, deep fried to perfection, then glazed with a rich sweet and sour sauce. Sweet & Sour Pork Ribs are a classic of Chinese cuisine. This recipe is quick and easy, and will definitely score points with your loved ones.
Ingredients
  • 800g Pork ribs, cut short to 50mm / 1 inch length
For the marinade
  • 2.5ml Salt
  • 2.5ml Fresh ground black pepper
  • 10ml Sugar
  • 30ml White wine vinegar
For the batter
  • 2 Large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 30ml Tapioca flour (you can substitute cornflour)
For the Sauce
  • 60ml Sugar
  • 60ml White wine vinegar
  • 30ml Light soy sauce
  • 30ml Tomato sauce
  • 100ml Chicken stock
  • 20ml Tapioca flour (you can substitute cornflour but the sauce will not be as glossy)
Other
  • ½ Green pepper, cut into thin strips
  • ½ Red pepper, cut into thin strips
  • ½ Yellow pepper, cut into thin strips
Instructions
  1. Have your butcher cut the ribs into short ribs, 50mm or 1 inch in length. Cut the ribs apart, place them in a large mixing bowl.
  2. Pour in the marinade ingredients, massage these into the ribs, and allow the ribs to marinade for 60 minutes, stirring every 15 minutes.
  3. Blend the egg with the tapioca flour, pour it over the pork and mix until everything is well coated.
  4. Half-fill your pan with oil, heat to 180c / 350f and fry half of the ribs for 3 minutes per side. Remove from the pan. Repeat with the remaining ribs.
  5. As the second batch of ribs finishes frying, add the first batch back to the pan and fry all of the ribs for a further 60 seconds per side. remove from the pan.
  6. Carefully pour the oil from the pan, leaving only the oil that sticks to the pan. Fry the peppers for 3 minutes until they tart brown on the edges.
  7. Add the sauce, stir briefly, then add the ribs. Stir these for 60 seconds until the sauce has totally thickened and glazed the ribs with a thick coating.
  8. Remove from the heat and serve.

 

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