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pan-fried crispy ribs
Pan-fried Crispy Ribs
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
35 mins
Pan-fried crispy ribs with cumin
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Sichuan
Keyword: Pan Fry, ribs
Servings: 2
Calories: 1090 kcal
Author: Elaine
  • 500 g ribs
  • 2 long green peppers ,cut into small chunks
  • 1 red fresh peppers ,cut into small chunks
  • 3 scallions ,divided
  • 2-3 slices of ginger
  • 1 tbsp. cooking wine
  • 1 tsp salt ,divided
  • 1/4 tsp. sugar
  • 1/2 tbsp. oyster sauce
  • 1 tbsp. light soy sauce
  • 3 tbsp. cornstarch ,I use sweet potato flour this time, but cornstarch works fine too
  • 1 tbsp. cooking oil
  • 2 garlic cloves ,chopped
  • 2-3 dried red chili pepper ,optional for a hotter version
  • 1 tsp. minced ginger
  • 1 tbsp. cumin powder
  • 1 tbsp. toasted white sesame seeds
  1. Soak the ribs with clean water for around 15 minutes. Remove the seed of the peppers and cut into small chunks.
  2. Add ribs in a pot with enough cold water, add 1 scallion and several slices of ginger and cooking wine. Bring to a boil, slow down the fire and simmer for 10 minutes or until soft as wanted (depending how soft you want the ribs to be). Cover the lid and soak the ribs with the water until completely cooled down.
  3. Add 1/2 tsp salt, sugar, light soy sauce and oyster sauce. Mix well and set aside for 10 minutes. Coat with starch just before pan-frying.
  4. Drizzle 1 tablespoon of cooking oil in a pan and heat until hot. Fry the ribs over slow to medium fire until golden brown and crispy on both sides. Move the ribs to one side of the pan and fry garlic, ginger and chili pepper if you are using until aromatic.
  5. Place the fresh peppers in and fry until soft. Sprinkle salt, cumin powder and sesame seeds. Add sections of 1 scallion at last. Transfer out and serve immediately.
Nutrition Facts
Pan-fried Crispy Ribs
Amount Per Serving
Calories 1090 Calories from Fat 756
% Daily Value*
Fat 84g129%
Saturated Fat 32g200%
Cholesterol 187mg62%
Sodium 1981mg86%
Potassium 886mg25%
Carbohydrates 38g13%
Fiber 5g21%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 45g90%
Vitamin A 2315IU46%
Vitamin C 86.3mg105%
Calcium 184mg18%
Iron 10.9mg61%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.