Fried Ribs

Fried Ribs Recipe

Crispy, golden fried ribs with a savory flavor that’s perfect for any occasion. These ribs are seasoned, coated, and fried to perfection, making them a delicious treat for rib lovers.


  • 2 lbs pork ribs (baby back or spare ribs)
  • 2 cups buttermilk
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tbsp garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp onion powder
  • 1 tbsp paprika
  • 1 tsp cayenne pepper (optional, for heat)
  • 1 tbsp salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • Vegetable oil (for frying)
  • Optional: fresh herbs (parsley, thyme) for garnish


  1. Prepare the Ribs:
  • Cut the ribs into individual pieces, making sure each piece has a bone.
  • Place the ribs in a large bowl or a resealable plastic bag and pour the buttermilk over them. Ensure all the ribs are well-coated. Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours, or overnight for better flavor.
  1. Prepare the Coating:
  • In a large bowl, combine the flour, garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, cayenne pepper (if using), salt, and black pepper. Mix well.
  1. Coat the Ribs:
  • Remove the ribs from the buttermilk, allowing any excess to drip off.
  • Dredge each rib piece in the seasoned flour mixture, pressing firmly to ensure the flour adheres well. Place the coated ribs on a plate or baking sheet.
  1. Heat the Oil:
  • In a large, deep skillet or deep fryer, heat the vegetable oil to 350°F (175°C). Make sure there is enough oil to submerge the ribs.
  1. Fry the Ribs:
  • Carefully place the coated ribs into the hot oil, making sure not to overcrowd the pan. Fry in batches if necessary.
  • Fry the ribs for about 8-10 minutes, or until they are golden brown and cooked through. The internal temperature should reach 145°F (63°C).
  • Use a slotted spoon to remove the ribs from the oil and place them on a paper towel-lined plate to drain any excess oil.
  1. Serve:
  • Garnish with fresh herbs if desired.
  • Serve the fried ribs hot, with your favorite dipping sauce or sides.

Enjoy your delicious fried ribs!

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