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Unread 08-02-2009, 01:40 PM   #1
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Default Neck ribs?

We recently got our hog back from the meat market. First time we've ever bought a pig. I have 2 packages marked "plate ribs". Those are obviously spare ribs. I have 2 other packages marked "neck ribs" What are those and how do I cook them? And where did my baby back ribs go? I see nothing in there that looks like baby back ribs. I got the spares on the smoker right now. Can't wait to eat them.
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They're most likely neck bones. Very tasty and an old tyme barbecue favorite at my house. Treat them just like the trim from belly ribs and you will be a happy camper. You can also make neck bones and rice with them which calls for braising them.


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How big was the pig ?
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How big was the pig ?
The cut sheet said 240lbs. I'm not sure if that was on the hook or before it was slaughtered. The guy I talked to at the meat market said it was a big pig. Bigger than they normally get.
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Thanks thirdeye. I went ahead and threw 1 package of the neck ribs on the same rack as the rib trimmings. We'll see how they turn out.
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