Sometimes, Sticky Is Good. Very Good.

August 2, 2019
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Deep-Fried Sticky Ribs

These ribs are so good, you'll be glad the sauce sticks to your fingers.

Course Main Course
Cuisine American, asian
Keyword ribs
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Marinading Time 1 hour
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 5
Author David Lee


  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup hoisin sauce
  • 2 tbsp sriracha
  • 2 tbsp rice vinegar
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 tbsp ginger minced
  • 1 tspn salt
  • 1 tspn pepper
  • 1/2 rack baby back ribs
  • oil for frying


  1. In a large bowl, prepare marinade - mix soy sauce, hoisin sauce, honey, Sriracha, rice vinegar, sesame oil, garlic, ginger, salt, pepper, and the ribs.

  2. Marinate for at least 1 hour in the refrigerator.

  3. Preheat oven to 275˚F (190˚C).

  4. Bake ribs on a baking sheet for 30 minutes.

  5. Make the sticky sauce in a saucepan by combining soy sauce, hoisin sauce, sesame oil, rice vinegar, and honey. Bring to a low boil, reduce heat, and simmer until sauce has thickened, about 30 minutes.

  6. Heat oil for frying to 350˚F (180˚C).

  7. Place ribs into the oil a few at a time and fry for 4 minutes, flipping them occasionally. Drain on a paper towel.

  8. Toss fried ribs in the sticky sauce and garnish with toasted sesame seeds and green onions. Enjoy!


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