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Dec 22, 2006 09:54 PM

How many of lbs of short ribs for 4 people?

How many lbs of Short Ribs Should I get for 4 people? I'll be serving king creme fraiche potatoes and roasted carrots on the side. probably no app, and low key dessert...Thanks!

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  1. If you're talking about English-style shortribs as opposed to the flaken style, about 3 pounds ought to do it. If you've got really big eaters, you might want to up that a bit.

    1. My inclination is to say "2 short ribs per person." But that's by how I buy my short ribs which are bone-in (and those bones are usually pretty dense, weighty) and about 2 or 3 inches in length...the short ribs I buy here in Naples, FL may not be the same visually as yours. Also, the ones I buy are quite lean though I usually do trim off any thick layers of fat before I cook them.

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      1. re: Val

        I usually make 5-6 pounds, which is probably enough for six - lots of wonderful left overs.