Spicy Salt and Pepper Ribs

Hello! It’s been a while…

I made my first Chinese food dish and had a number of requests for the recipe. There are a few steps involved with the process, but the end result will have you craving for more!

  • 2 lbs pork riblets


  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup cooking or red wine
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/4 tsp freshly ground pepper
  • 2 tsp corn starch

Large bowl


  • 1 egg1/2 cup all-purpose flour


  • 2 cups of canola or vegetable oil

Dutch oven (or similar deep pot or pan)

  • 2 garlic cloves chopped
  • 1/2 tbsp canola or vegetable oil 
  • 1 tsp. minced ginger
  • 2 green onion finely chopped
  • 1 fresh jalapeño chopped
  • 5 fresh Thai chili pepper chopped
  • Kosher Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

Large pan like a wok or similar

Recipe Preparation:

  1. In a large colander rinse the ribs with clean water for a few minutes to remove any dirty parts.
  2. Drain completely and transfer the ribs in a large bowl. Combine it with the marinating ingredients (except for the egg and coating flour) for at least 30 minutes (or overnight).
  3. Before cooking, crack an egg and mix it in with the ribs.
  4. Coat the ribs with all-purpose flour around 10 to 15 minutes before frying.
  5. In a large deep pan or Dutch oven (preferred) heat the oil until it is sizzling and bubbly. In small batches place the ribs in and fry them for about 6 to 8 minutes on each side, covering in between turns. Cook thoroughly until they are medium brown. Strain to remove any extra oil. Set aside in a bowl until all the batches are done.
  6. Meanwhile, prepare a large pan or wok (preferred) with a tablespoon of oil and fry the garlic, ginger, green onion, and fresh peppers until aromatic.
  7. Place cooked ribs in and toss along with the aromatic mixture.

Serve immediately. Enjoy!