How to Cut St. Louis Style Spare Ribs

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How to Cut St. Louis Style Spare Ribs

Post by urbangriller » Sun Jul 05, 2015 2:07 pm

I thought this blog post might help some people who can't get good ribs:

http://newsouthfoodcompany.com/how-to-c ... pare-ribs/

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Post by Bentley » Sun Jul 05, 2015 2:16 pm

Cut that flap meat off too, and it make great grind for sausage!
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Re: How to Cut St. Louis Style Spare Ribs

Post by pepe » Sat Aug 29, 2015 12:30 am

So what are baby back ribs

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Post by Bentley » Sat Aug 29, 2015 1:00 am

BB are from the Loin and often here called loin back.

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Re: How to Cut St. Louis Style Spare Ribs

Post by Sjcampbell » Sat Aug 29, 2015 11:09 am

Bentley and Chris,

Excellent work. Clears up ribs for me
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Post by Bentley » Sat Aug 29, 2015 12:46 pm

Ain't the internet a great thing...I could have graduated College with honors if it had been around when I was going! All my work would have been plagrized (see I cant spell), but what the heck!
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Re: How to Cut St. Louis Style Spare Ribs

Post by pepe » Sat Aug 29, 2015 4:26 pm

Cheers Bently, that picture in conjunction with Chris one clears it up

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Re: How to Cut St. Louis Style Spare Ribs

Post by burb » Sun Aug 30, 2015 8:58 pm

Bentley wrote:BB are from the Loin and often here called loin back.

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Such a simple yet effective illustration, it's a pity that Aussie butchers can't seem to keep a little of that loin meat on the baby backs that get cut here.

In supermarkets here, not only do you get to pay $19 a kg for meatless ribs, you can sometimes get lucky and pay for chine bone that the butcher was too lazy to cut off!

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Post by Bentley » Mon Aug 31, 2015 2:25 am

Wow! $9.50/Lb. and I was miffed that I had to pay $3.39/Lb. at Costco this week for the BB's!

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Post by burb » Mon Aug 31, 2015 10:26 am

Oh man, that's nirvana right there.

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Post by Bentley » Mon Aug 31, 2015 12:30 pm

Yeah, 3 to a pack, usually 12-13 bones, good and meaty...Smithfield Pork is Pretty Sweet stuff here in Virginia!
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Re: How to Cut St. Louis Style Spare Ribs

Post by bennos » Sun Jan 03, 2016 11:59 am

burb wrote:
Bentley wrote:BB are from the Loin and often here called loin back.

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Such a simple yet effective illustration, it's a pity that Aussie butchers can't seem to keep a little of that loin meat on the baby backs that get cut here.

In supermarkets here, not only do you get to pay $19 a kg for meatless ribs, you can sometimes get lucky and pay for chine bone that the butcher was too lazy to cut off!

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Excellent chart! Often wondered if it was just luck that I could get ribs that are 'flat' instead of curved.

So is there is steady supply of St Louis ribs in Sydney?

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Re: How to Cut St. Louis Style Spare Ribs

Post by CueLuv » Thu Apr 07, 2016 11:29 am

I've been buying ribs from Meat Emporium for a couple of years now. I've seen proper St Louis cut cryovac spares there on sold as belly ribs on and off across that time. Alternatively nowadays as per this guide, I buy the full plates and ask for them to be cut down accordingly. Takes a little while to dig through the large selection they have to get ribs that won't cut down too small with ends removed. I've also very recently seen an Asian butcher selling the 'American Spare Ribs' actually done right as St Louis cut. My friend also sent me a pic from the Asian butcher near Crows Nest showing they also get it right. Funny how good old Aussies butchers drive us all nuts trying to explain the simple concept of St Louis cut spare rib, but the Asian guys get it right off the bat!


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