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Weenies and ribs :)

reelgemreelgem Posts: 4,256
edited 5:47AM in EggHead Forum
Today the weather was beautiful in Milwaukee, absolutely perfect day to get my egging fix in. Del had a hankering for some hot dogs so I cooked up some for him to take to work and re-heat. We've never been big hot dog fans but ever since we saw the posts about Fred's hot dog stand in PA, we've had a change of heart. I emailed Fred and he me told exactly how he cooks his hot dogs. The diamond cuts really gets the hot dogs nice and crispy on the outside. Never had a hot dog that tastes the good in my life. The cuts make them look pretty cool too. :)

Special thanks to Grandpa's Grub for his help with my pictures. I think you got me straightenede out. Thanks for you patience and time. :)

Didn't have any Pearl's but these very tasty.


Did diagonal slices one way.


And then the other way.


Cooked them at 500 per Fred.


Mmmmmmm, these were delicious!!


Next up ribs. My parents found some ribs on sale and asked me if I'd cook them. I was more than happy to do it for them. I needed to redeem myself after the god awful ribs I made last time that were so tough they couldn't even eat them. This time I used a new method and had great results. Absolutely delicious ribs.
I just got a call from them and they said they were the best ribs they've ever had in their life. Coming from an 80 yr. old that's a huge compliment. :)

Tried a different rub on each rack.


Got the rub on and refrigerated overnight.


Got the egg stabilized.


A couple of good size pieces of hickory.


Platesetter in.


Drip pan on top of platesetter and ribs on,


Sprtiz at one hour or when the color gets developed. Then spritz every 30 mins. after that until they've been on about 3 hours. They're at the 3 hour mark and ready for the foil pan.


I put them on a rack in a foil pan with apple juice in the bottom. Covered the pan with foil and back on the egg for another 90 mins.


Done. Cooked to perfection and very tasty but I need to work on the appearance. I'm going to practice again tomorrow. :)



  • Grandpas GrubGrandpas Grub Posts: 14,226
    Very nice looking cook. A lot of carcing work on those weenies... :)

    Great looking pictures and very fast download.

  • reelgemreelgem Posts: 4,256
    Thanks Kent!! What a night and day difference from my laast post. You made my day, thank you sooo much.
  • cookn bikercookn biker Posts: 13,407
    Very nice rubs Anne!! Dem dawgs look great!
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  • Those hot dogs are so cool.
  • Big'unBig'un Posts: 5,909
    Those ribs and dogs look great! What kind of sauce did you use? :laugh:
  • HossHoss Posts: 14,600
    Dat's some MITEEFINE lookin vittles! ;)
  • DiDi Posts: 395
    They look fabulous! Which rub was the most popular?
  • LoneStarEggLoneStarEgg Posts: 287
    Nice looking ribs.... Which rub was the favorite????
  • ChargerGuyChargerGuy Posts: 357
    They look absolutley delicious!
  • reelgemreelgem Posts: 4,256
    Thanks Jason!!
  • reelgemreelgem Posts: 4,256
    The dawgs were great right off the egg. Del said they were great reheated. The kids love them too.
  • reelgemreelgem Posts: 4,256
    I know when I saw them on Fred's website I emailed him and asked him exactly how he did them. Took weenies to a new level. :)
  • reelgemreelgem Posts: 4,256
    Bill Arnold had given me some of his finishing sauce to try and I used that. Carnivore is definitely one of my favorites. :)
    Hope you're feeling better and was so glad to hear the good news.
  • reelgemreelgem Posts: 4,256
    Thanks Hoss, I sure enjoyed it. :)
  • Car Wash MikeCar Wash Mike Posts: 11,244
    Nice cook Anne. What are you practicing for?

  • FiretruckFiretruck Posts: 2,679
    beautiful ribs Anne ;)
  • reelgemreelgem Posts: 4,256
    I embarassed to say this but they all got mixed up and I couldn't figure out which was which. I'll have to try again. :)
  • reelgemreelgem Posts: 4,256
    Di just asked the same question. They all got mixed up so I had no idea which one was which. Sorry. :(
  • reelgemreelgem Posts: 4,256
    Thanks!! I hadn't had ribs in months and they really tasted good. :)
  • HungryManHungryMan Posts: 3,470
    Nice cook. you can't go wrong with Hebrew Nationals
  • reelgemreelgem Posts: 4,256
    I was really happy with them. Thanks!!
  • JLOCKHART29JLOCKHART29 Posts: 5,897
    Excellent pics Ann!! Loaded right up and didn't lock anything up! :laugh: Doreen remembered the gloves in the pic as well! Nice work on the dogs and the ribs look perfect! Glad the weather was better today. We took a ride to Monroe La. today as well. 75 degrees and not a cloud in the sky. Just perfect!
  • schmeetexschmeetex Posts: 69
    What a great way to make "gourmet" dogs, Anne! time you have to give us reviews on the dry rubs. Those are four rubs that are all recommended, but nothing beats a side-by-side taste test.

  • Looks finger licking good!
  • Pork Butt MikePork Butt Mike Posts: 2,584
    Anne awesome looking cook. From the dogs to the ribs. I like your idea how ou sliced the dogs and yes you picked out a good brand there. Thats what we grew up on in NY. Great color on the ribs. How was the texture, with the apple juice in the pan and covered up were they mushy. They look awesome. Good Eats in my book Anne. ;)
  • 2 nice cooks Anne. I use those same hot dogs, next time I will score them.

    I am not a rib fan, but I think I might want to make some soon after seeing your pics.

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  • vidalia1vidalia1 Posts: 7,092
    Nice cooks...but what is up with the gloves???? Was it formal night at your house???? ;) :)
  • BigABigA Posts: 1,157
    i was thinking about the apple juice bath, do you recommend this after having cooked them different ways?? Everything looked great in your pictures!
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