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house autry sweet tea brined fried baby back ribs

Sweet Tea Brined Fried Baby Back RIBS

Demetra Overton
Prep Time 1 d
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 1 d 15 mins
Servings 4 -6 servings


  • 4 extra large tea bags for iced tea I used decaffeinated
  • 6 cups of water
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup kosher salt
  • the juice of 1 lemon
  • 10 sprigs of fresh thyme
  • 6 garlic cloves
  • 2 cups of ice
  • 2 racks of baby back ribs
  • 2 boxes of House Autry pork breading
  • Canola oil for deep frying


  • Bring the water to a boil
  • Place the teabags in a large container and pour the water in
  • Let the tea bags steep for 5 minutes
  • Remove the tea bags and stir in the salt, brown sugar, juice of 1 lemon, fresh thyme, and garlic cloves
  • Add the ice and let the brine cool
  • Cut the rack of ribs into individual ribs and place them into the brine
  • Refrigerate overnight
  • Bring your oil to 350 degrees
  • Drain and rinse the ribs but let them stay damp
  • Place the House Autry pork breading into a zip-top bag
  • Add 5-7 ribs to the bag and shake the ribs in the pork breading
  • Shake off excess breading and fry the ribs in batches, be sure not to overcrowd the pan
  • Fry the ribs for 9 to 12 minutes per batch depending on the thickness of the ribs
  • When the ribs are done remove them from the oil and drain them on a wire rack.
  • Repeat until all of the ribs are cooked
  • Serve with a side of your favorite dipping sauce