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Baby Back Ribs

Krislady | Feb 22, 2011 02:18 AM

Hi. I'm not sure if there's a definitive answer to this question or not, but here goes. I guess I'm more looking for opinions.

Here's the thing - a local butcher shop has advertised baby back ribs at $1.49 a pound - around here, baby backs typically cost 4 times that. For this sale, though, they're in "10-pound boxes." My husband called them last night, and they said it's in 3-rib pieces. I'm assuming they're frozen - he forgot to ask.

But I have no idea how *many* 3-rib pieces would be in 10 pounds, or even how many 3-rib pieces would be a reasonable serving. It seems like 1 or 2 pieces per person should really suffice, doesn't it? 2 hunks would be like, what, half a rack?

Obviously, I don't have a lot of experience with cooking ribs. :)

Anyway, I'm trying to decide whether I should consider this the deal of the year, and buy a couple of boxes - spring is right around the corner (or so the groundhog said) - it's nearly time to fire up the grill.

Also, I wonder whether the ribs being in pieces would be a bad thing.

Any thoughts?

Thanks.

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