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Baby Back Ribs and Sweet Potatoes!

GfwGfw Posts: 1,598
edited 12:29AM in EggHead Forum
<p />It's a rainy Friday afternoon in Peoria... the ribs have been on the BGE since about 12:30pm - the picture was taken at 2:30pm. The BGE is cooking at about 225-250 degrees. The ribs were covered with mustard, sea salt and ground pepper. I added a little water to the drip pan. At about 5:15, I'll remove the drip pan and the fire bricks and let them finish on directly over the coals. [p]Dr. Chicken, the sweet potatoes (wrapped in foil with butter) are about ready to go on. Dinner is at 6pm.
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  • AbqEgg'rAbqEgg'r Posts: 91
    Why wrap the potatoes in foil? We love the smoked flavor you get just rubbing on a little butter and throwing them on the grill.[p]TR

  • GfwGfw Posts: 1,598
    <p />AbqEgg'r, we do it mostly because the butter just soaks into the potato. I believe Tim M originally posted the method and we have used it many times – they always turn out great. In fact, we also do it with white potatoes and have the same great results. The picture is from a previous BBQ.[p]
    [ul][li]Gfw's BBQ[/ul]
  • Tim MTim M Posts: 2,410
    Gfw,[p]It's personal taste for sure. I like them (and sweet potatoes) wrapped to keep out the smoke and so they simmer in the butter. I did try them without foil - just wasn't for me though.[p]Tim
  • GfwGfw Posts: 1,598
    <p />It is now 5:15 and I removed the bottom firebricks and the drip pan. In looking at the picture, I also just noticed that I must have left the sweet potatoes on the floor of the deck. Gotta go... more results after dinner.[p]Best wishes for a great weekend to each of you and to your families![p]
  • KyleKyle Posts: 156
    That looks awesome I am inspired. Ribs Tomorrow.[p]Have a great weekend

  • GfwGfw Posts: 1,598
    kyle, just remember a very important point...[p]The best ribs that you will ever have are the ones that you just made. The VERY best ribs that you have ever had are the ones that you will make next.[p]The ones tonight were the BEST! [p]Gfw

  • AbqEgg'rAbqEgg'r Posts: 91
    Tim M,
    Have to admit I haven't done it with sweet potatoes. I was actually thinking of regular baking potatoes. We have a BBQ place here that smokes them, then stuffs them with brisket or other meat and BBQ sauce. They are really good, and of course now we make our own which are even better.[p]TR

  • JimWJimW Posts: 450
    In addition to the butter (I assume you use lots of it), try adding a bunch of brown sugar as well. Now you're talkin about good.

  • GfwGfw Posts: 1,598
    JimW, you and C~W... ext time we'll definately give it a try![p]
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