It’s been a good few weeks since Superbowl now but this American style of food is one of my favourites and always worth sharing. If you fancy trying out a dish with some real bit try these Kentucky Ribs with Sweet Potato Fries.
Using sweet potato for chips or wedges is fast becoming one of my favourite side dishes so if you’ve never tried replacing your usual potato sides with sweet potato, you should. It’s delicious!
You need to make sure you plan ahead with this recipe and leave enough time as it’s not a quick-fix dinner, but the length of cooking time means those ribs will be finger-licking good and super tender. Definitely worth the effort.
Kentucky Ribs With Sweet Potato Fries
2 kg pork ribs
85 g Newman’s Own Kentucky Style Rub
100 ml cold water
6 medium sweet potatoes, washed
Sunflower oil, for frying
2 tsp freshly chopped rosemary
Preheat the oven to 170°C, (fan 150°C), Gas Mark 3.
Place the ribs in a roasting tin and coat with the rub. Pour 100 ml cold water into the base of the tin.
Cook the ribs in the oven and cook for about 3 hours until tender, turning occasionally and spooning with the sauce. If the ribs start to dry out, add a little more water and cover with foil.
Meanwhile, cut the sweet potatoes, lengthways into long thin strips about 1.5 cm thick. Place the chips in ice-cold water and leave for about 15 minutes. Drain from the water and pat dry with kitchen paper.
Heat the sunflower oil in a large saucepan or use a deep fat fryer, to 190°C. Cook the potatoes in 2 batches, for about 5 minutes until crispy. Drain on kitchen paper and sprinkle with the salt and rosemary. Serve the ribs, with the chips and a spoonful of coleslaw.
Serve with some fresh and crispy coleslaw and enjoy!
Newman’s Own who is featured in this recipe is an all-profits-to-charity family favourite and has a range of salad dressings, BBQ sauces, pasta sauces and marinades which are available throughout the UK. Newman’s Own has already donated over £1million to a wide range of charities in the UK alone and over £250 million donated around the world.