Big Green Egg - EGGhead Forum - The Ultimate Cooking Experience...
Are you happy it’s finally National BBQ Month? While we like to BBQ year round, May is our favorite because the whole country is celebrating delicious food. If you’re new to cooking BBQ on your EGG, check out our Smoking Basics Publication...if not, proceed to some of our favorite recipes! We love Dr. BBQ’s Coffee Rubbed Brisket, Famous Dave’s Sticky Ribs and Virginia Willis’ Pulled Pork. Pair with this cheesy favorite for a winning way to start off May!

Big Green Egg headquarters has moved - come visit our new showroom and check out the museum and culinary center too! 3786 DeKalb Technology Parkway, Atlanta, GA 30340

Ribs educate please

The WalrusThe Walrus Posts: 35
edited 12:35PM in EggHead Forum
I have never BB-Q ribs before. I have just read Ray's question and your responses. My question is. Are country ribs what I should choose if I want a real meaty ribs? The nice fatty ones right? Thanks. Fireball


  • GfwGfw Posts: 1,598
    the walrus, Country ribs are meaty and can be great. However, most of the time it is a reach to call them ribs - they are (I know someone will correct me if I'm wrong) slices of Boston Butt -they come in two variety - with and without bones. While I like country ribs (and I have done pork spare ribs and beef ribs) my favorites are still pork baby backs.[p]The best way to find the best for you are to make them all - probably at different times unless you are really hungry - lots of varieties of each and then decide.[p]It's a tough job, but only you can do it - Life is GOOD!

    [ul][li]Gfw's BBQ [/ul]
  • Nature BoyNature Boy Posts: 8,337
    the walrus,
    Gfw is right on. Choose spare ribs if you want nice thick meaty ribs. They like a longer cook than babybacks, but IMO are as good as babybacks if cooked correctly.[p]Country ribs are in a whole different league, as Gfw explained, and though shaped like a rib, is not a rib at all. The meat has a different texture altogether.[p]If God didn't want us to eat animals, he wouldn't have made them out of meat.
    Twitter: @dizzypigbbq
    Facebook: Dizzy Pig Seasonings
Sign In or Register to comment.