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Fried Ribs

  • Author: cooks with soul
  • Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Cook Time: 30 mins
  • Total Time: 50 mins
  • Category: main course, dinner
  • Method: deep frying
  • Cuisine: southern, soul food


These fried ribs feature a golden brown, seasoned crust that’s both crispy and irresistibly delicious. 


  • Pork Spare Ribs (bone-in, cut up into individual pieces)
  • Neutral oil for frying (e.g. peanut oil, vegetable oil, canola oil)

Seasoned Flour

  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup cornstarch
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons granulated garlic (if using garlic powder, use a bit less)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons granulated onion (if using onion powder, use a bit less)
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon seasoned salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper (optional)

Egg Wash

  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons water


  1. In a shallow bowl, whisk together flour, cornstarch, granulated garlic, granulated onion, black pepper, seasoned salt, paprika, and cayenne pepper (if using). Set aside.
  2. In a separate shallow mixing bowl, crack eggs, add water, and whisk together. Set aside.
  3. Dip each rib into egg wash, ensuring thorough coating. 
  4. Dredge each egg-coated rib in seasoned flour mixture. Repeat for all pieces.
  5. Rest battered ribs on a parchment-lined sheet pan for 3-5 minutes.
  6. Fill a deep skillet with about 2 inches of cooking oil. Heat over medium heat to 360°F to 365°F (182°C to 185°C).
  7. Carefully place flour-coated ribs into hot oil. Fry until golden brown and cooked through (internal temperature should reach 145°F or 63°C), approximately 10 minutes. Fry in batches to avoid overcrowding.
  8. Use tongs or a slotted spoon to remove ribs from oil. Place on a wire rack over a sheet pan to drain excess oil.
  9. Let fried ribs rest for a few minutes before serving. Serve with your favorite sauce. 

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