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I did ribs this last week

NU_Alum

All American
2 Year Member
Anyone have a good tip for removing the membrane from baby backs? I've probably tried 10 methods and more often than not, it's a struggle.
 

goodnterribles

Regulators! Let's mount up.
5 Year Member
Anyone have a good tip for removing the membrane from baby backs? I've probably tried 10 methods and more often than not, it's a struggle.
Leave them on. It keeps the moisture in and usually if they cook long enough, it cooks out the membranes and you don't get that chewy texture.
 

HuskerMark

Starter
10 Year Member
Anyone have a good tip for removing the membrane from baby backs? I've probably tried 10 methods and more often than not, it's a struggle.
Take a butter knife and push the tip along the bottom of the last rib to get under the membrane to tear it, then use a paper towel to peel it, think of skinning a catfish.
 

NU_Alum

All American
2 Year Member
Take a butter knife and push the tip along the bottom of the last rib to get under the membrane to tear it, then use a paper towel to peel it, think of skinning a catfish.
I've tried that so many times! I'm probably just an idiot or too impatient! Thanks for the tip, I'll try it again next time.
 

68hskr

Travel Squad
10 Year Member
Take a butter knife and push the tip along the bottom of the last rib to get under the membrane to tear it, then use a paper towel to peel it, think of skinning a catfish.
This is the method I use. Sometimes I go to the second to the last rib, then work the knife in and backwards to get the first rib. Then you have something to hang on to when you pull it the rest of the way off.
 

husker6

Winter is coming
10 Year Member
So gas or coals? How long on your grill?
Had to do it in the oven. Uncovered at 250 for about two hours, covered at 225 for about an hour and then maybe 20 or 30 minutes on my grill to finish with the sauce.

Yeah, yeah. I know... Oven. It's what I got for now. On the bright side they were eaten rather quickly.
 

KingTM

All Big 10
2 Year Member
I've tried that so many times! I'm probably just an idiot or too impatient! Thanks for the tip, I'll try it again next time.
Keep trying. I've found this to be the best method, as well. I've found that if the paper towel is slightly moistened, it grabs onto that membrane a little better. Pull it slowly so as to keep it in one piece, the best you can and it will come right off.
 

NU_Alum

All American
2 Year Member
Keep trying. I've found this to be the best method, as well. I've found that if the paper towel is slightly moistened, it grabs onto that membrane a little better. Pull it slowly so as to keep it in one piece, the best you can and it will come right off.
Thanks.
 

NU_Alum

All American
2 Year Member
Anytime. Do yourself a favor though, don't ever follow @goodnterribles advice. On anything. Ever.
I do a decent number of ribs a year and sometimes I can get it right off and otherwise I struggle forever to get the little bastards off.

Duly noted on GnT's advice. Can I just follow him around though recording everything?
 

KingTM

All Big 10
2 Year Member
I do a decent number of ribs a year and sometimes I can get it right off and otherwise I struggle forever to get the little bastards off.

Duly noted on GnT's advice. Can I just follow him around though recording everything?
Yeah, I do too but I just keep at those things until they're gone. For some reason, they kinda gross me out like gristle does.

Oh, for sure. He's great entertainment, just don't get too close when he's building a fire.
 
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