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Fun little baby back rib discovery

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  • shify
    Club Member
    • Jun 2017
    • 490
    • Westchester County, NY

    Fun little baby back rib discovery

    Earlier this week I pulled some smoked baby backs out of the deep freeze. Ate some of them but was left with a few ribs that needed to be eaten but I didn’t think I would get to them.

    So I figured if I cut them off the bone tonight maybe I’ll have them with eggs for breakfast (rib omelet, smoked eggs Benedict, etc) which is probably the only meal I’ll be cooking over the next few days. As I was slicing the meat off, one of the slices looked awfully similar to bacon, so I was curious to see how it worked being fried like bacon.
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    Just a PSA if you have a few extra ribs next time and it’s breakfast time!

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    Last edited by shify; May 23, 2020, 05:45 PM.
  • Jfrosty27
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    • Mar 2020
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    Cool! I have some left over BB’s in the freezer right now. Taking them out right away. Thank for the tip.


    • Uncle Bob
      Club Member
      • Feb 2019
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      Brilliant, fun, and yummy lookin' ta boot.


      • FireMan
        Charter Member
        • Jul 2015
        • 7828
        • Bottom of Winnebago

        Allright, yeah! Nuthin like fried wibs & eggs fer breakfast!


        • IowaGirl
          IowaGirl commented
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          I will have to remember this, FireMan. When a passel o' people come to visit (well, if 'n when that ever happens again), I often serve hard boiled cold eggs in my breakfast buffet. Cold wibs might be a tasty addition. OTOH, the times I've served wibs for supper, they were all gone and the platter licked clean by the end of the evening.

        • FireMan
          FireMan commented
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          IowaGirl , you have friends who lick platters? As a group or one at a time? Do they make noises whilst doin it? Inquiring minds.........

        • IowaGirl
          IowaGirl commented
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          Yes, I have friends who would not think twice about licking a platter clean if the food is that good. How crazy they get depends on the particular group of friends I'm entertaining. The actual details are for for me to know and you to wonder about.
      • mountainsmoker
        Banned Former Member
        • Jun 2019
        • 1849
        • Bryson City, NC

        I don't usually buy BB's, but what a neat idea.


        • Potkettleblack
          Potkettleblack commented
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          Might work better with spares, since they are adjacent to the belly anyway.
      • Mr. Bones
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        • Sep 2016
        • 9718
        • Kansas Territory
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        • RustyHaines
          Club Member
          • Sep 2017
          • 728
          • Tiedeman's Pond, WI

          Leftover ribs? I am thinking about that anomaly. When it happens in my family I will sure remember your discovery. Thank you for the post.


          • shify
            shify commented
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            Stay at home orders + two people that eat ribs in the house + Costco rib three packs + still gotta smoke = leftovers. A previously rare concept that is multiplying in frequency.

          • RustyHaines
            RustyHaines commented
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            I'm with you on the 3 packs. Me + 2 sons = no leftovers. But I'm putting this in the memory bank in case there are family meal cancellations that result in leftovers.
        • shify
          Club Member
          • Jun 2017
          • 490
          • Westchester County, NY

          A little light breakfast today. Two eggs over easy, rib bacon and a bagel

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          • Mr. Bones
            Mr. Bones commented
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            Did ya use bacon grease to cook dat RiBacon??? 'S what I'da done, but, then again, I use it fer most everything...
            Because: BACON!!!

          • shify
            shify commented
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            Mr. Bones - as luck would have it I made the kids regular bacon for breakfast so did in fact fry both the rib bacon and eggs in bacon fat without even having to hit up my stash in the fridge. Eggs are always cooked in the bacon fat.

          • Mr. Bones
            Mr. Bones commented
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            Fine Job, Me Boyo! That's what I was all kinda wantin to hear
            Ya Done Good!
        • smokenoob
          Club Member
          • Dec 2017
          • 1038
          • Gulf Breeze, Florida

          BBbacon, brilliant!


          • jgreen
            Charter Member
            • Oct 2014
            • 2722
            • Winnipeg Manitoba Canada
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              and, maybe some other toys as well

            Will try that. Looks great.


            • texastweeter
              Club Member
              • Jul 2017
              • 2937
              • Republic of Texas

              have you ever had beef bacon? They sell peppered akauashi beef belly bacon at Fresh Market. Texas as hell!


              • HawkerXP
                Club Member
                • Jul 2016
                • 5921
                • Virginia
                • 2 Weber Performers, 1 kettle, 1 Smoky Joe and a PBC
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                Ooooo, I've got a wack of STL wibs leftover...…..


                • kjbarth
                  Club Member
                  • Apr 2016
                  • 123
                  • North Caldwell, NJ
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                  Great idea


                  • Schwyy
                    Club Member
                    • Nov 2019
                    • 112
                    • Andover, MA

                    Pitmaster Club Members think alike, I had a leftover babyback/coleslaw omelette just the other day! It was delicious!
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                    • shify
                      shify commented
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                      Damn coleslaw in an omelet. A braver pitmaster than I!!!

                    • Schwyy
                      Schwyy commented
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                      I think i just needed more room in the fridge, Shify, we connected on a pastrami post a while back, have you taken the pastrami plunge???



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