What is a Danish rib?

Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by irish fan, Feb 14, 2008.

  1. irish fan

    irish fan Fire Starter

    The local Kroger store has something called a Danish rib on sale for 9.99 for a 10 # box. They are definately not my personal favorite rib tips that are usually sold in boxes as well. Has anyone ever heard of them,or tried to smoke them? Pretty cheap, could be a good item to try for my poker night.
     
  2. shellbellc

    shellbellc Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I think the danish ribs have 13 instead of 12 ribs. This was discussed some time way back. I think one of the people that replied stated that there wasn't as much meat on them...I guess just a regular version of BBR's but with an extra rib. I guess at $9.99 for a 10# box, I would try them...that's only $1 per pound!
     
  3. richtee

    richtee Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I have had 'em, and they are SMALL. Some stuff I found on the Net:
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    Danish Ribs – originated in Sweden, even smaller than baby backs, these ribs are reported to have less meat than baby backs and sometimes have a different flavor. They are usually 4” to 5” wide, about 15” long, and weigh around 1 to 1.5 pounds.

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    Danish ribs. Small slabs of baby backs usually from Denmark, but not always. One guy I know says "I say they're possum ribs. They look like baby backs, only smaller, thinner, and meatless!" Never heard a good word about them.
     
  4. fatback joe

    fatback joe Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I don't like them and probably would not even mess with them if they were free. Give them a shot and form your own opinion though. Some people seem to think they are alright, but for me, the low fat content + low meat content = don't bother. [​IMG]
     
  5. brianj517

    brianj517 Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Don't bother, Irish. Like Rich & Joe said, They just are'nt worth the effort. I found some on sale several years ago at a new market I'd never shopped at before, but the price seemed good...until I got 'em home and smoked 'em. There was hardly any meat at all and the bones were so small even my dog wasn't interested! My advice...stick with spares and trim 'em St. Louis Style or BB's if you can find them at a decent price.

    Cheers,
    Brian
     
  6. crockadale

    crockadale Smoking Fanatic

    I'm with brian and Fat Back, tried em didn't like em. Not a bargain for .10 cents a #
     
  7. bossman

    bossman Smoke Blower

    I think of Danish ribs much like second hand clothes, no one wants them and they really aren't that great. My Dad calls them crockpot ribs because there not worth the effort or time to smoke!
    There more trouble then what there worth, not alot of meat or fat for that matter and tend to dry out quicker then other ribs when smoked. I would pay the extra and get some real ribs and make everyone happy. IMHO
     
  8. desertlites

    desertlites Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    yep Safeway has them here also at same price,I tried them and won't again-no meat-no fat-no taste,I gave the rest away!!
     
  9. twistertail

    twistertail Smoking Fanatic

    Maybe this is why I wasnt crazy about the ribs I have done, these are what I used. There were called danish spare ribs, didnt know they were any different than regular spare ribs. Guess I will give ribs another shot.
     
  10. fatback joe

    fatback joe Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Oh boy.......the difference is night and day.
     

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