Monday, March 30, 2009

battered pork spare ribs with baked potato wedges

this time, k bought pork spare ribs that's full of meat and less bones unlike the previous spare ribs he bought. i was getting lazy today and i didn't have enought time to boil the spare ribs till tender. so i just decided to put batter and deep-fried the spare ribs.

k liked it but he preferred that i should have just made it into nilaga. well, there's still half of it remaining in the freezer... i'll prepare nilaga agin next time. hehehe...

7 slices pork spare ribs
3 cloves garlic, crushed
1 egg, beaten
corn starch
salt and pepper
cooking oil for deep frying

boil the pork spare ribs with garlic, salt and pepper until tender. drain and let dry at room temperature. set aside.

in a bowl, place the beaten egg and then another bowl next to it place the cornstarch and season with salt and pepper.

heat cooking oil in a sauce pan.

dredge each slices of pork spare ribs in beaten egg then in cornstarch. deep fry until golden brown. make sure that the oil is very hot since the meat is already cooked, we just wanted to sear the outside. and if the oil is not hot enough, the meat will absorb too much the oil.

drain excess oil on paper towels.

for the baked potato wedges:
peel and slice in wedges a potato. place in a bowl and season with salt, a little pepper and a little oil. arrange in a greased baking sheet. bake dor 15-20 minutes or until brown on the edges.

serve together with the battered pork spare ribs.