Fried Beef Ribs


This recipe for fried beef ribs was submitted by a member of our cook-off team. Beef ribs are breaded in a mixture of spices and deep-fried until the meat is tender and the breading is crispy and golden brown. An outdoor deep fryer is recommended. Two racks of ribs should give you about six pounds.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
40 mins
Total Time:
50 mins


  • 3 quarts peanut oil for frying

  • 3 tablespoons coarse ground black pepper

  • 2 tablespoons salt

  • 2 tablespoons cayenne pepper

  • 2 tablespoons garlic salt

  • 2 tablespoons onion salt

  • 6 pounds beef ribs, cut into single rib pieces

  • 6 large eggs, beaten

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour


  1. Heat oil in an outdoor deep-fryer to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

  2. Meanwhile, mix black pepper, salt, cayenne pepper, garlic salt, and onion salt together in a medium bowl. Rub spice mixture onto each rib.

  3. Whisk eggs together in a large bowl. Place flour into a separate bowl or onto a plate.

  4. Dip a rib into beaten egg, then lift up so excess egg drips back into the bowl. Press rib into flour to coat both sides. Repeat dipping once more, into egg and then into flour. Repeat to bread a total of 4 to 5 ribs.

  5. Place breaded ribs into the fryer basket, making sure they are not crowded. Deep-fry for about 8 minutes.

  6. While ribs are frying, repeat Step 4 to bread 4 to 5 more ribs.

  7. Remove fried ribs with tongs and place on paper towels to drain. Repeat as necessary to bread and fry remaining ribs.

Editor's Note:

Nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of breading ingredients. The actual amount of breading consumed will vary. We have determined the nutritional value of oil for frying based on a retention value of 10% after cooking. The exact amount will vary depending on cooking time and temperature, ingredient density, and specific type of oil used.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

1377 Calories
112g Fat
37g Carbs
55g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 1377
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 112g 143%
Saturated Fat 32g 162%
Cholesterol 355mg 118%
Sodium 6148mg 267%
Total Carbohydrate 37g 13%
Dietary Fiber 3g 9%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 55g
Vitamin C 2mg 11%
Calcium 81mg 6%
Iron 9mg 48%
Potassium 793mg 17%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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