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Salt and Pepper Ribs
Cook Time
20 mins
4 hrs
Total Time
20 mins

Traditional Chinese salt and pepper ribs

Course: Chinese
Cuisine: Sichuan cuisine
Servings: 4
Calories: 519 kcal
  • 500 g ribs select ribs from younger pigs
  • 1 tbsp. light soy sauce
  • 1/2 tbsp. Chinese cooking wine
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp freshly ground pepper
  • 2 tsp. starch corn starch or other type
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup potato flour or other flour for coating
  • Frying
  • 2 cups of oil
  • 2 garlic cloves chopped
  • 1/2 tbsp. vegetable cooking oil 
  • 1 tsp. minced ginger
  • 2 green onion white part only, finely chopped
  • 1 fresh green pepper chopped
  • 1 fresh red pepper chopped
  • Salt and pepper as needed
  1. Soak the ribs with clean water for 30 minutes and change the water at least once. This is to remove any dirty parts and raw taste.
  2. Drain completely and then place all of the marinating ingredients except egg and coating flour at least for 30 minutes or over night.
  3. Just before cooking, crack an egg and mix with the ribs.
  4. Coat the ribs with potato flour or starch around 10 to 15 minutes before frying.
  5. Heat oil until there are fine small bubbles surrounding when insert a chop sticker. Place ribs in and fry for 6-8 minutes over small fire. I recommend frying the ribs for two batches. Strain and remove extra oil.
  6. Prepare a pan, add 1/2 tablespoon of oil and fry garlic, ginger, green onion and fresh peppers until aromatic.

  7. Place ribs in and toss with salt and pepper. Serve with extra salt and pepper for option. 

Nutrition Facts
Salt and Pepper Ribs
Amount Per Serving
Calories 519 Calories from Fat 342
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 38g 58%
Saturated Fat 17g 85%
Cholesterol 134mg 45%
Sodium 807mg 34%
Potassium 381mg 11%
Total Carbohydrates 18g 6%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 1g
Protein 24g 48%
Vitamin A 5%
Vitamin C 23.2%
Calcium 2.6%
Iron 18%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.