the Pence family cookbook

Chicken-Fried Ribs

main course ribs


For ribs:

For mustard sauce:


Make ribs:

Preheat oven to 200°F. Heat 3/4 inch oil to 325°F in a deep 12-inch skillet over medium heat. Meanwhile, season ribs with 3/4 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon pepper. Put flour, eggs, and panko in 3 separate shallow bowls. Dredge ribs in flour, then coat with egg, letting excess drip off, and panko.

Fry ribs in batches, turning once, until golden brown and cooked through, 7 to 8 minutes per batch. Transfer first batch to a paper-towel-lined baking sheet and keep warm in oven. (Return oil to 325°F between batches.)

Make sauce while ribs fry: Stir together sauce ingredients. Serve ribs with sauce.

Gourmet, October 2008