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Crispy Filipino Fried Spareribs With Vinegar Dipping Sauce Recipe

Crispy Filipino Fried Spareribs With Vinegar Dipping Sauce Recipe
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1/2 cup cane or rice vinegar, plus more for serving

2 tablespoons soy sauce

2 tablespoons freshly minced garlic

1 1/2 teaspoons freshly ground black pepper

1 teaspoon oyster sauce

1 teaspoon yellow mustard

1 teaspoon kosher salt, plus more for seasoning

1 rack St. Louis-cut pork spareribs, cut into 1-inch strips across the bone, then cut between each bone into individual portions

6 tablespoons cornstarch

Canola or peanut oil, for deep frying


In a small bowl, whisk together vinegar, soy sauce, garlic, pepper, oyster sauce, mustard, and 1 teaspoon salt. Place rib pieces in a large zipper-lock bag. Pour in marinade, seal tightly, and toss to distribute marinade evenly. Place in refrigerator and marinate for at least 4 hour or up to overnight, turning bag at least once during that time. Fill a wok or Dutch oven at least 4 inches deep with oil and heat to 375 degrees F over high heat. Working in batches, transfer 1/3 of ribs to a medium bowl , add 2 tablespoons cornstarch, and toss until ribs are evenly coated in a sticky, paste-like batter. Carefully lower ribs, one at a time, into hot oil and fry until golden brown, about 7 minutes, stirring occasionally for even cooking. Transfer to a paper towel-lined plate and season lightly with salt. Repeat with remaining ribs. Serve immediately with vinegar for dipping.