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Coffee Ribs fried until golden and crisp and then coated with coffee flavored sauce for an Asian-inspired appetizer or dinner meal. Moist, tender, and flavorful, they're finger-licking delicious!
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Asian Coffee Ribs

Coffee Ribs fried until golden and crisp and then coated with coffee flavored sauce for an Asian-inspired appetizer or dinner meal. Moist, tender, and flavorful, they're finger-licking delicious!
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Asian
Prep Time 1 hour
Cook Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 6 Servings
Calories 411kcal
Author Lalaine

Ingredients

  • 3 pounds pork spareribs
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 4 tablespoons cornstarch
  • canola or peanut oil

For the Coffee Sauce

  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon instant coffee granules
  • 1/2 cup oyster sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch, dissolved in 1/4 cup water

Instructions

  • Trim pork ribs of any excess fat. Cut into individual ribs between bones. Wash and drain well.
  • In a large bowl, add egg whites and salt. Whisk until frothy. 
  • Add ribs and massage to coat. Allow to marinate in the refrigerator for about 30 minutes. 
  • Add cornstarch and massage to fully coat meat. Let stand for about 10 to 15 minutes.
  • In a deep pan over medium heat, heat about 3-inch deep of oil to 350 F. Add ribs and cook, turning as needed, until lightly browned and crisp. Do not overcrowd the pan, fry in batches as necessary. 
  • Using tongs or a slotted spoon, remove from pan and drain on a wire rack set over a baking sheet.
  • In a pan over medium heat, combine water and coffee granules. Bring to a boil, stirring regularly until coffee is dissolved.
  •  Add oyster sauce and chili pepper flakes. Stir until blended. Cook for about 2 to 3 minutes. 
  • Add sugar and cook for about 3 to 5 minutes or until mixture begins to caramelize. 
  • Add cornstarch slurry and whisk vigorously until smooth.  Cook for about 1 minute or until mixture slightly thickens. 
  • Add pork ribs. Stir and turn until fully coated with sauce. Serve hot.

Notes

Adapted from the Cooking Channel TV

Nutrition

Serving: 224g | Calories: 411kcal | Carbohydrates: 15.6g | Protein: 19.2g | Fat: 30.2g | Saturated Fat: 10.5g | Cholesterol: 81mg | Sodium: 865mg | Potassium: 583mg | Sugar: 6.7g | Vitamin A: 100IU | Calcium: 10mg | Iron: 0.2mg