Bowl Game Grub: Deep Fried Boneless Ribs

This recipe is a nice departure from the typical New Year’s Day good luck meal.  It’s also great for game day because, well, fried pig!  It’s also darned easy to make.  I guess I would be remiss if I did not point out that boneless spare ribs are not ribs at all.  It is actually a Boston butt but to resemble ribs.  Just go with it.

Deep Fried Boneless Ribs
Recipe Type: Entree
Author: Stuart Reb Donald
Prep time: 5 mins
Cook time: 5 mins
Total time: 10 mins
Serves: 6-8
Served topped with sauerkraut for Octoberfest and everyone would swear you were born in Berlin. This would also be good over cheese grits for a tasty breakfast.
  • 3 pounds (or so) of boneless pork spare ribs or Boston butt cut into 4 inch by 1 inch strips
  • Salt, pepper & garlic powder to taste
  • Oil for frying
  • Hot sauce (optional)
  1. Generously season the ribs with salt, pepper & garlic powder to taste and set to the side.
  2. Preheat a deep fryer (or pan with at least 1 inch of cooking oil) to 350 degrees (American).
  3. When the oil is ready fry the ribs in small batches for four minutes, turning as nessecary.
  4. Serve with hot sauce.

Deep Fried Boneless Ribs

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Stuart is a celebrity chef, food activist and award-winning food writer. He penned the cookbooks Third Coast Cuisine: Recipes of the Gulf of Mexico, No Sides Needed: 34 Recipes To Simplify Life and Amigeauxs - Mexican/Creole Fusion Cuisine. He hosts two Internet cooking shows "Everyday Gourmet" and "Little Grill Big Flavor." His recipes have been featured in Current, Lagniappe, Southern Tailgater, The Kitchen Hotline and on the Cooking Channel.

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