Wendell’s Chinese-Style Sweet & Sour Spareribs
Wendell’s Chinese Style Sweet and Sour Spareribs - A quintessential Chinese dish we all love. No pineapples please.
3 lbs. spareribs
Salt, white pepper, as needed
¼-1/2 c. all purpose flour
3 TB vegetable oil
1 medium turnip, peeled, 1/8-inch thin slices
1 medium carrot, peeled, thinly sliced
2 TB cornstarch mixed with ¼ c. water
3 cloves garlic, minced
½ TB ginger, peeled, minced
2 pieces star anise
¾ c. brown sugar
1 c. water
½ c. cider vinegar
¼ c. sugar
Simmer for 2 hours or until soft.
Season ribs with salt and pepper. Lightly dust with flour. In a large skillet or wok over medium heat; brown ribs in oil. Add sauce ingredients. Bring to a boil; Reduce heat; simmer 1 ½ hours. Add turnip and carrot. Bring to a boil. Stir in cornstarch slurry until thickened. Reduce heat. Allow to simmer 20 minutes. Remove star anise. Serves 5-6.