What the heck did I just eat?
Yesterday after work I picked up a package of spare ribs for the Egg today. Took them out of the frig this morning and noticed I couldn't see any of the bone ends on either side, I had to cut the rack in half and so just guessed where the bones might be, missed em! Put on some Dizzy Pig rub, got the Egg stabilized, and threw them on for four hours @ 250F.
Cooked up some rice and kale, then went out to grab the ribs. Normally you can tell they're done when the bone ends are sticking out about 1/2", but they weren't, at all. I poked the meat with my finger, they felt done, so I took them in. After resting I still couldn't find the bone ends, so just started cutting them, and there aren't any bones in them!They look exactly like spareribs, they taste just like them, but no bones other than a few small "knuckles" that you see in regular spare ribs.
Certainly a lot easier to eat, but what the heck did I have, any ideas? Is this the cut of meat they make McRib sandwiches out of?
EDIT: gotta tell you the new recipe I tried for the kale: fry one slice of bacon in a wok until very crispy, remove drain and crumble. Leave the bacon grease in the wok, raise heat to High, saute a smashed garlic clove for 30 seconds, then add half a bunch of kale, chopped. Stir fry a few minutes, then add a 1/4 cup water and immediately lid. Steam for 5 minutes, then remove the cover and keep heat on High until you hear the last of the water sizzle away, toss in a splash of balsamic vinegar and some grated parmesan, toss and eat. Dang that was good!
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