Sunday, 29 September 2013

Ribs and Puddles

In the end, we got fed up waiting for the rain to stop and went out anyway. It was good puddle jumping weather, and once you got used to the idea, not a bad day. All in all it was nice to be out.
I had four spare ribs left over from something, and had marinated them overnight in a mixture of Tomato ketchup, Worcester sauce, Mustard and Brown Sugar.

Then I cut Potato wedges (using an apple corer) and splashed them with Balsamic. I let that soak in for an hour then coated in Olive Oil. If you put the oil on too soon, the potato doesn't absorb all the Balsamic.

They will need an hour in a 200 degree fan oven, as will the ribs, but do the first 30 minutes covered for both.

Next item was the sweetcorn fritters, here's my recipe.
30g fine Polenta,
50g White flour,
1 egg,
Enough Milk to make a thick batter,
1 cup Sweetcorn Kernels.
Mix everything except the sweetcorn, until you have a smooth, thick batter. Add the corn and put in the fridge for 30 minutes to rest.

When you are ready, heat some oil in a non-stick pan and put 2 tablespoons of the mixture into the hot oil. Spread them slightly and fry until one side is brown and the cake is starting to set.

Flip them and do the other side. Repeat until all the batter mix is used


Drain on paper, then transfer to a tray to keep warm.

Getting a bit ahead of myself there, returning to the ribs and wedges.
With 30 minutes to go, uncover the wedges and ribs and return to the oven. They will go sticky as the sauce sets.

Plate up and enjoy.

I had a picture of the bones as an aftermath, but have been persuaded not to post it, in case it causes offence, but you can believe me, the bones were shiny!

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