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Sticky Fried Ribs Recipe

Fried Sticky Ribs for the win!
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time2 hours
Marinade4 hours
Total Time2 hours 15 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 People
Author: Derek Wolf



  • 2 Racks of Ribs cut into single cutlets
  • Sesame Seeds for garnish
  • Chopped Scallions for garnish


  • 1.25 cups Soy Sauce low sodium
  • ½ cup Rice Wine Vinegar
  • 2.5 tbsp Garlic Chili Paste
  • 2.5 tbsp Honey
  • 2 tbsp Minced Garlic


  • 1 qt Frying Oil
  • 3 cups Flour
  • Sriracha Honey Sauce:
  • ½ cup Honey
  • 1.5 tbsp Sriracha Sauce


  • If you have not prepared them already, pull off the membrane from the back of the ribs and slice them into individual bones. In a bowl, mix all the ingredients for the marinade then place all of the ribs into the bowl. Mix together thoroughly, cover and place in the fridge for at least 4 hours but ideally overnight.
  • Preheat your Oklahoma Joe’s Smoker to 275F for indirect cooking. Add some hickory wood chunks for added smoke flavor if desired.
  • Add your ribs to the smoker and cook them for 1-2 hours (check for desired tenderness) making sure to flip them half way through the cook. Once the ribs are done, pull them off, cover them and set them aside. Let your smoker cool down to 225F, then add a basting skillet with the ingredients for the Sriracha Honey Sauce. Let that slowly smoke until it is runny and warm. Once warm, pull aside and wait to use.
  • Preheat another grill/fire to direct high heat cooking (about 400F). Add a large skillet or dutch oven to the grill to preheat for 2 minutes, then carefully fill it with frying oil. Make sure to add enough oil so that you can fully immerse the ribs. Bring the frying oil up to 350F. In another bowl, add the flour and then dredge your ribs by adding them to the flour and coating it well. Make sure to brush off any excess flour. Once all the ribs are dredged and the oil is ready, add the ribs to the frying oil to cook for 2-3 minutes until they are golden brown. Add ribs in small batches so as to not overcrowd the skillet. Once done, pull off and let cool on a paper town to drain any excess oil.
  • When all the ribs are done, place them in a large bowl and drizzle the Sriracha Honey Sauce over top. Toss them until they are well coated, then place them on a serving plate. Garnish with chopped scallion and sesame seeds. Serve and enjoy!



Serving: 0.5Rack of Ribs | Calories: 3316kcal | Carbohydrates: 127g | Protein: 50g | Fat: 294g | Saturated Fat: 62g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 138g | Monounsaturated Fat: 81g | Trans Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 150mg | Sodium: 4292mg | Potassium: 780mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 48g | Vitamin A: 66IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 63mg | Iron: 10mg