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What size rib roast for 9 people?

WozWoz Posts: 8
edited 4:43PM in EggHead Forum
Going to bite the bullet and invest in a good prime rib roast for Christmas this year. Do you think a 4-bone first cut (loin end) roast will be enough to feed 9 people (a mix of big and not-so-big eaters)? I'll be cooking it this weekend on the large BGE...


  • Woz,
    i usually figure that one bone feeds two people (ok stump, weigh in here as appropriate). for 9 people, go with at least a 5 bone prime rib. .. 4 bones may work depending on their appetites, but hell, why scimp. ...the leftover are fantastice cut up small and mixed in with hash browned taters and onions. .. yummy!! . .

  • WozWoz Posts: 8
    mad max beyond eggdome,
    The leftover idea sounds good- but, now that you mentioned it, my 22-year old son and leftover prime rib probably couldn't co-exist in the same universe (leftovers? WHAT leftovers?). Sounds like 5 ribs is the way to go!

  • Woz,
    sounds like a good plan. .. also, 5 bone roast should fit on the large egg with no problems. .. however, if you have more than two folks that like end slices, cut it into a 3 bone and a 2 bone roast, put em in the egg with the fat ends facing each other, and that way you can have 4 end slices (my personal favorite). ..

  • mad max beyond eggdome,
    I like end slices as long as there is a whole bone or two attached to it! :-)

    The Naked Whiz
  • WozWoz Posts: 8
    mad max beyond eggdome,
    Never thought of that (splitting the roast in 2)...sounds like that may be the way to go. Thanks again, Max.

  • go for the 5 bone !! nothing worse than going to someones house and going home still hungry. besides,,,,, i always buy "to big" of a rack just because i use the leftovers. i throw them on the egg at as hot of temp. that i can get it to. rib eye steaks BOOOOOOOOOOOYEAHHHHHHHHHHHHH !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ken
  • Celtic WolfCeltic Wolf Posts: 9,773
    mad max beyond eggdome,[p] What about people like me that will eat two bones all by myself?[p] .o0(methinks I am going to regret saying that)[p]
  • fishlessmanfishlessman Posts: 19,707
    <p />The Naked Whiz,
    2 end slices is my favorite,could also be called a 2 bone steak

  • tach18ktach18k Posts: 1,607
    Woz, you might as well get the whole 7 bone rib, do the whoole thing or split in half, one really rare and the oher med rare.
    Nothing wrong with having leftovers

  • eggfooteggfoot Posts: 138
    not sure what size egg you have but i helped a friend cook a 9 lb 5bone(might have been a 6 bone) in a medium egg and fit with no problem. seared at 700 for a total of 13 min and 340 for a bit less than 3 hours. perfect

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