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Mar 19, 2003 02:12 PM

what to do with corned spare ribs [From Boston Board]

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I was at the local butcher when some guy was special ordering some corned spare ribs. I asked what to do with them, and he said: we make them like corned beef, only they're better. Well, I thought about this for a few days and decided I needed to try them. So now I've ordered a few pounds. If I can't think of anything better, I will just boil 'em up. But any other thoughts?

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    1. I'm a HUGE fan of spareribs, and twice I bought these in error. They were horrible failures both times and I boiled once time. Way too salty. I really can't recommend doing anything with them, I don't know how people eat 'em. I love corned beef, by the way.

      1. You boil them in a boiled dinner with all veggies and cabbage... They are delicious!

        1. I wouldn't boil them...I would put them in a roaster on racks with a few inches of water underneath..cover and cook at 325 for a couple of hours. I'd rinse them before putting them onto the racks...Then I'd cut them into two rib portions and bake them or broil to crisp them up a bit..
          I would also ask the butcher where you bought them how they would prepare them..They will most likely know exactly what to do...I've never heard of "corned ribs" before.. Good Luck!!

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          1. re: flipkeat

            Corned ribs are MEANT to be boiled just like Corned Beef. You wouldn't roast a Corned Beed would you?