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Rack o' Lamb... how much?

abundellabundell Posts: 57
edited 8:02PM in EggHead Forum
Everything was going swimmingly well. Y'all helped me sort out how to cook the racks, etc., etc.

It's gonna be 4 couples total for dinner and one of them is bringing sushi as an appetizer. Also making a rice dish and french green beans plus bread.

The other day on the dry run, I called over the first Costco butcher and asked how many ribs per person. "3". As in 2 or 3 or 4, I say? "No, 3." OK.

I go back today for the buy. Asked a second butcher. "2". (I ignored that.)

I'm figuring I'm not gonna look cheap, so I planned to buy 4 per person. Next to the lamb is one of those sample stands and the woman is cooking leg 'o lamb. I ask her. "Oh, geez, we love those ribs... my boyfriend eats a whole package (8) and I eat half a package."

I ended up buying 5 ribs per person. I'm good, right?



  • Richard FlRichard Fl Posts: 8,124
    I usually figure 4-5 ribs per adult, but cook more so I can have left overs the next day. Depends on size of lollipop. i like to also serve mint jelly and some kind of chutney, usually mango 'cause I make it.
  • That should be plenty. 4-5 is what you would usually get served in a restaurant. You could add one more filling side dish if you want, just to make sure. It sounds like a nice dinner party.
    Happily egging on my original large BGE since 1996... now the owner of 6 eggs. Call me crazy, everyone else does!
  • I say 3 at a minimum if light eaters. We LOVE these! My wife, not a huge meat eater, will NOT give up a rib when we make these. If good eaters, then 4. Myself, I can cut back on vegies and eat 5.....easy.
  • You are plenty good especially for a couples dinner with sides, etc. I guess a bunch of guys on a hunting/fishing trip could probably do some serious damage but 5 is a lot per person IMO.
  • I've cooked this several times for 6-8 people and I count on 4 ribs per person, which comes out to one rack per 2 people. Never been without some leftovers.
    Great cook. Just don't overcook them. Use internal temp for a guide! Remember you can always put one or two back on for more heat if someone thinks theirs is too raw!
  • Depends how big they are but at 4-5 per person you will be fine. I had some just the other night and they were great.
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