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    • thriftlady
    • By thriftlady 13th Nov 09, 8:59 PM
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    Bacon is cured pork so I would imagine that bacon ribs are just pork ribs cured. I've never seen them though.
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    • 13th Nov 09, 9:12 PM
    Boiled bacon ribs are very popular around Liverpool area - traditionally served with cabbage .

    I always thought that pork ribs were the ones that were marinated and then cooked in the oven.
    Last edited by Olliebeak; 13-11-2009 at 9:18 PM.
    • Mags_cat
    • By Mags_cat 14th Nov 09, 9:32 AM
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    • 14th Nov 09, 9:32 AM
    Oh...the memories....!

    Bacon ribs were the one treat I used to look forward to as a kid when we back to see our relatives in Manchester. My great uncle would go to the local supermarket for us the day before and get huge bags of ribs. They were cured (salted) and we used to take them home and cook them in the pressure cooker. The meat was salty and sticky and utterly gorgeous.
    • maro11
    • By maro11 14th Nov 09, 10:28 AM
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    • 14th Nov 09, 10:28 AM
    In Ireland we call bacon ribs "spare ribs" and every butcher sells them. My mother used to boil them with veg until the meat was falling off the bone. I have cooked them by boiling until meat is soft, allowing to cool, smoother in BBQ sauce and finish in the oven.
    Last edited by maro11; 14-11-2009 at 12:47 PM.
    • Frugalista
    • By Frugalista 14th Nov 09, 11:23 AM
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    • 14th Nov 09, 11:23 AM
    My dads' specialty was "Bacon Bone Soup" - bacon ribs boiled in water with onions, loads of red lentils (or split peas, yellow or green) and few black peppercorns - Absolutely scrumptious . As kids, we would argue over the bones with the most meat on - the bones would become so soft you could gnaw them right down to nothing . I still make it now - OH had never heard of it and was a little dubious at first, but now he loves it too.

    OP, if you can find a butcher who cures his own bacon he should be able to supply you with some bones - they are definately far different from ordinary pork ribs. HTH
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    • aurorahelios
    • By aurorahelios 14th Nov 09, 1:03 PM
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    Sometimes OH cooks his soup with ham ribs instead of a shank and its delicious. Usually we pick out the ribs and big chunks of potato and have that as a lunch one day leaving the soup as a vegetable soup cooked in a ham stock.

    The local butchers sell them but only over the weekend and Morrisons sell them all week here in Scotland.
    • doelani
    • By doelani 14th Nov 09, 1:29 PM
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    Has to be " bacon ribs" if my mum sent me to butchers when I was a kid she always siad " bring em pork ribs and you will be taking them back " lol

    As already emntioend have to be boiled til meat failling off . yummy have not had in about 25 yeras
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    • annabel14
    • By annabel14 14th Nov 09, 1:42 PM
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    Gorgeous. Bacon ribs very different to pork ribs. Local butchers and markets sell in the manchester area probably because high numbers of irish families . Lovely dish but sadly no longer cheap . I have spent believe it or not the same amount to buy a sheet of ribs as I have for joint of meat. (but sooooooooo worth it!)
  • Olliebeak
    If you're cooking bacon ribs in the pressure cooker, you need to be careful as they're not covered with water and could be more salty than when boiled.

    They can be brought to the boil and simmered on the hob, but you need to keep an eye on them as the water evaporates quickly - especially as there is salt in them.

    I find the best way is to do them in the Slow Cooker, now that I've got one.

    I used to do something that I called 'Bacon Bone Stew' by including chunks of potatoes, onions, carrots and some shredded green cabbage. The potatoes should 'fall' to thicken the stew naturally.

    The price of Bacon Ribs is so ridiculous now, that I tend to use a Ham/Gammon Shank instead to make the above meal .
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    Are you saying that your OH asked for something, you tried to get it but got it wrong and now you are trying to put it right by even taking the time to ask on a forum...?

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    He's from liverpool and comes up with these bizarre dishes that a southern fairy like me has never heard of, so in a word yes. I do my best but often get it wrong....nothing will ever measure up to his (sadly departed) nan's cooking.

    He's off to visit some family at the weekend (without me because I've got something else planned) so I'll suggest he pops into a local butchers and picks some bacon ribs up!
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    • esio trot
    • By esio trot 15th Nov 09, 6:25 PM
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    esio trot
    I actually just found a recipe card that had a bacon ribs recipe on it when I was out at Sainsbury's just before.

    It suggests braising the ribs in dark ale until tender, then brushing with honey and mustard and finishing off in the oven until sticky. Sounds really good and I don't like meat on the bone!
    • woofie
    • By woofie 26th Apr 13, 10:49 AM
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    I was thinking of Bacon Bone Soup the other night so today i went to Birkenhead Market and bought some. I was amazed at how expensive they now are, 1.99 a lb! Two sides of ribs, about 15inches long each, came to 9.90! So not a cheap meal like i remember in the 60`s & 70`s. But the huge ham shanks seemed good at 1.75 each.
    • jools27
    • By jools27 26th Apr 13, 10:59 AM
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    Ham ribs.....mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm!
    My mum and grannie would serve the boiled ribs with cabbage cooked in some of the stock, and make lentil soup with the rest of the stock, although it can be very salty! My daughter called them ham bones and would have faught with anyone to get a platefu
    • cutestkids
    • By cutestkids 26th Apr 13, 12:17 PM
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    We call them ham rib here and they are available from Morrisons butcher counter most of the time.
    They are lovely when used in a lentil soup.
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    • Emm-in-a-pickle
    • By Emm-in-a-pickle 26th Apr 13, 2:21 PM
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    Bacon Bones! Very popular in Wales too.
    Not the cheap meal they used to be, but SO good. Buy a bit extra, you`ll wish you had!
    Not over salty if you soak & rinse first & change the water.
    1)Soak in cold water for an hour or so, then rinse.
    2)Bring to boil in biggest pan with lots of water.
    3) Pour away the cooking water after about 20 minutes, start again with fresh water, simmer gently till meat is falling off bones.
    The only acceptable accompaniment is home-made chips and mushy peas, loads of vinegar & white pepper over the whole lot. I`m drooling at the thought - now look what you`ve gone & done, OP!
  • super-rush
    A hotel near me does these boiled and then coated in breadcrumbs and deepfried. I order it every single time i eat there.
    • jazfan
    • By jazfan 9th Mar 18, 4:02 PM
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    Bacon Ribs
    Bacon ribs are readily available in your local Morrisons just ask the butcher
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