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Spare Ribs in Sweet and Sour Sauce Recipe

Ingredients :

450 g

1 tablespoon

1 1/2 tablespoons

2 tablespoons

2 tablespoons

2 tablespoons

Pork spare ribs

Rice wine or dry sherry


Soy sauce



Lard for deep-frying

Salt and Szechwan pepper for dipping

Method :
  • Chop the spare ribs into small bits using a cleaver.

  • Mix 1/2 tablespoon soy sauce with the rice wine or sherry.

  • When they are all well blended together, add 1 tablespoon cornflour.

  • Coat each bit of the spare ribs with this mixture.

  • In a bowl mix the remaining soy sauce with sugar and vinegar.

  • Warm up the lard in a wok or deep-fryer.

  • Put in about half of the spare ribs, fry for 30 seconds, scoop them out.

  • Wait for a while to let the lard heat up again, then fry the rest of the spare ribs for 30 seconds, scoop out.

  • Now wait for the lard to get hot before returning all the spare ribs to the wok to fry for another 1 minute.

  • Scoop them out when they turn golden and place on a serving dish.

  • Pour off the excess lard leaving about 1 tablespoon in the pan.

  • Add the sauce mixture.

  • When it starts to bubble, add the remaining cornflour mixed in a little cold water, stir to make a smooth sauce, then pour it over the spare ribs.

  • Serve with salt and pepper mixed as a dip.


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