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bonnie‘s simply pork riblets

Recipe by
BonniE !
Cottonwood, CA

My husband introduced me to these little morsels of goodness before we married, years ago. When I first saw them, I thought what in the world is this? They blew my socks off in taste. We have been eating Riblets for over 25 years. We have found that not many people know they exist or even how to cook them. It is amazing how delicious and easy Riblets are to prepare. Try them once, and you will be hooked! Enjoy!

prep time 10 Min
cook time 40 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For bonnie‘s simply pork riblets

  • package of pork riblets
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • olive oil for frying

How To Make bonnie‘s simply pork riblets

  • Description of riblets
    WHAT ARE RIBLETS? Riblets are simply smaller pieces cut from a full rack, while rib tips are meaty chunks from the underside of spare ribs that contain cartilage but no bone. Both are inexpensive and easy to cook. They can be grilled, but we prefer ours pan fried in a cast iron skillet, western style!
  • 2
    HOW TO COOK RIBLETS. Trim and discard the membrane away from the underside of the riblets. Season with salt and pepper. Heat about 1/4 inch of olive oil in the cast iron skillet over medium heat. Note: There is a meat side and a bone side to the riblet. Place the BONE SIDE down in the hot oil (the meat side will be facing up) and let it cook until it looks like the meat is starting to separate from the bone. You will only turn the riblet once. Even though you are cooking the side with no meat, the riblet is cooking. Then turn the riblet so the meat side is down in the oil, and cook until the riblet is well browned and done to the bone. This will take about ten minutes for each side. Remove the riblets as they brown onto paper towels to drain.
  • Serving suggestion
    SERVING SUGGESTION: Serve with BBQ sauce, Ranch Dressing, and a side of Good Eats!