Crispy Salt and Pepper Chicken Ribs
Experience the irresistible crunch and delightful flavors of Crispy Salt and Pepper Chicken Ribs. These succulent ribs are marinated in a simple blend of salt, pepper, and aromatic spices, then coated in a crispy cornstarch batter. Deep-fried to perfection, they are tossed in a fragrant garlic and chili seasoning, creating a mouthwatering dish that will leave you craving for more. Get ready to savor the tantalizing combination of crispy texture and savory spices in every bite.
Prep Time: 15 min
Cooking Time: 15 min
- 500g chicken spare ribs
- Salt and pepper (for marinade)
- 2 tsp white pepper
- 3/4 cup cornstarch
- ½ tbsp chili pepper powder (optional)
- 3 cloves of garlic (finely minced)
- 2 eggs (beaten)
- Oil (for deep-frying)
- 1 red chili (finely chopped)
- 1 spring onion (finely chopped, for garnish)
Step 1: Marinating the Chicken Ribs
In a bowl, season the chicken spare ribs with salt and pepper. Allow them to marinate for at least 1 hour, or for even better flavour, marinate them overnight.
Step 2: Coating the Chicken Ribs
Step 3: Deep-Frying the Chicken Ribs
In a wok, heat enough oil to immerse the chicken ribs. Once the oil is hot, carefully add the coated chicken ribs in small batches to avoid overcrowding. Deep-fry until they turn golden brown and crispy.
Remove the fried chicken ribs from the wok, drain any excess oil, and set them aside to rest for 10-15 minutes.
Step 4: Second Round of Frying
Step 5: Preparing the Aromatic Seasoning
In a separate pan, heat 1 tablespoon of oil. Add the minced garlic and chopped red chili. Fry until aromatic.
Sprinkle with a pinch of salt and white pepper.