What's cooking around here? Germs and snot and tears (I'm listening to Hope give 'er through the monitor right now). So, it was leftovers from last night, but man, they are my favourite leftovers. The recipe is a regular (kind of) in our house... about once every couple of months. It would be more often if the recipe wasn't a sure bet to clog your arteries. Enjoy it... but not too often.
I love it because it is darn tasty but also because it is so retro. In the original recipe given to me by John's mom, it actually called for hot Mazola. You gotta love that.
Sweet and Sour Spareribs
1 cup of ketchup
1/2 cup white vinegar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 cup water
several bay leaves
Combine above ingredients in decent size pot. Simmer.
Meanwhile, cut up a bunch of pork short ribs (the little ones). Mix together a bunch of flour, salt and pepper and some oregano and put in a ziploc bag. Put the ribs into the bag in batches and shake. Brown in a hot frying pan (this is where the hot Mazola comes in). Transfer all ribs into the sauce and simmer for about 30 minutes. Serve over fried rice.
No photo I'm afraid. I was to focussed on eating and keeping my eyes open after last night. Just trust me that it is gooey, sticky, yummy and sure to be a crowd pleaser. Oh, and dead easy. I know it sounds ridiculously easy and the ingredients sound kind of basic and maybe a bit bland but seriously, you gotta try it. Sometimes the most simple is the most tasty. Fried pork? You can't go wrong!
Be sure to check out the home of What's Cooking Wednesday at Tales from the Fairy Blogmother.