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Deep-Fried Sweet-&-Pungent Spareribs #1

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Category: Meat

 Ingredients List

  • Sweet-and-pungent sauce
  • 1 Carrot
  • 1 Cucumber
  • 1 Clove garlic
  • 1/2 c Vingar
  • 1 tb Sugar
  • 1/2 ts Salt
  • 2 lb Pork spareribs
  • 1 Egg
  • 5 tb Cornstarch
  • 1 tb Soy sauce
  • 1/4 ts Five spices
  • 1/4 ts Pepper
  • 1 ts Salt
  • 1 tb Vinegar
  • Oil for deep-frying


1. Prepare sweet-and-pungent sauce #1 (see recipe for Sweet-and-Pungent
Sauce #1 or #2 and Sweet-and-Pungent Sauce Typical Combinations or Possible

2. Peel and sliver carrot and cucumber; mince garlic. Combine with vinegar,
sugar and salt. Let stand 15 minutes or more.

3. Cut ribs apart, then with a cleaver, chop each, bone and all, in 1-inch
sections. Wash in cold water and drain well.

4. Beat egg. Then blend with cornstarch, soy sauce, Five Spices, pepper,
and remaining salt and vinegar to make a batter.

5. Dip rib sections in batter to coat. Heat oil to smoking.Add ribs a few
at a time. Reduce heat slightly and deep-fry until golden. Drain on paper

6. Reheat sweet-and-pungent sauce. Briefly stir in ribs to reheat. Drain
marinated carrots and cucumber and arrange on a serving platter with ribs
and sauce on top.

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