Mrs. Audrey Saville is a elderly neighbor of mine. She fixes the most delicious spareribs I have ever eaten. She so graciously gave me her recipe. Hope you enjoy these tasty treats as much as I do. I will copy her recipe word for word.
Simmer ribs in 1 cup of water for 20 minutes or longer till they are tender. Drain well. Deep fry ribs in oil until crisp and browned, drain on paper towels or paper sack.
Saute onion and pineapple for 2 minutes or so in 2 tbsp. of oil; drain. Combine sugar, soy sauce, vinegar and 2/3 cup of water. Blend in cornstarch. Cook over low heat, stirring constantly until smooth and thick. Stir in onion and pineapple; add ribs and heat thoroughly.
If you like, you can place them after combining in a casserole dish or crockpot on low, or a slow oven and simmer till tender.