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Old 11-12-2011, 04:13 PM  

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When I read this,

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I thought, "Woo hoo!" Thank you WW4BBQ!

I don't watch a whole lot of TV, well, almost none in fact, so it's a bit hard for me to get any inspiration from that direction; however, I did notice a few posts that suggested to me that McRib was back and I seem to remember that McDonald's does advertise on TV (Thanks, Jonny Rotisserie!). I did a quick YouTube search and found that they actually do have McRib commercials and I assume they play these on TV. Here's one that came right up:

McDonalds McRib Commercial - Honeymoon (extended version) - YouTube

Now, it's been over a year since I made a decent size McRib (a la Grand Poobah), so I figure the statute of limitations probably has expired and I can make another one. It's been a long while since I've had a real McRib, so I'll try to copy it as best I can. First of all, McDonald's uses a high-quality rub on their baby back ribs (spares don't work too well for this, they're just not meaty enough).

McDonald's is fast food, so they cook at a high heat, pushing 300*, and they do foil. Here are the ribs after 2 1/2 hours, just before foiling:

After foiling, they sauce their ribs. I normally skip this step, but I'm trying to copy them. I tried to use as generic a sauce as I could think of. I mixed these two (you can also see I diced some onions in the pic):

After nearly 2 hours in the foil, McDonald's applies sauce and puts them directly on the grill for another half hour or so:

When finished, the bones are removed:

and the toppings are added. I recall that McDonald's adds diced onions and pickles:

They are placed in a fresh-baked bun and served up:

I think you'll see that this is virtually indistinguishable from what you'd get at McDonald's.
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