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Lamb "bones" under the broiler - riblets?

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Lamb "bones" under the broiler - riblets?

lireland | Jul 25, 2013 03:50 PM

When I was a kid, my Mom used to make what we called "Lamb bones." I'm not sure what kind of lamb she used. but as I remember them, they looked like lamb riblets, a lot of bone with a small amount of meat on them, maybe like what you'd get if you took a rack of lamb and cut off most of the meat. As I recall, she would just lay them on a jelly roll pan and douse them liberally with garlic salt and pepper, and then put them under the broiler for a few minutes, turn them over, a few minutes more, and done! They were somewhat greasy, but really flavorful. They looked a bit like "country style ribs" if those were from lamb, but a lot less meat.

I'd love to make these myself, but I don't know where to buy the meat. I'm SURE my Mom did this partially because they were CHEAP, and if she did use the leftover bones from rack of lamb, I can't imagine how they could have been cheap, since that's one of the most expensive cuts you can buy. A butcher I asked basically said he wouldn't ruin a rack of lamb in order to sell me the bones.

Does this sound familiar to anyone else? Any ideas as to what I should ask for? Is it possible that lamb WAS that cheap before and has just increased in price that much?

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