“When you go to a restaurant and want to order ribs, ask for a plate of intercostals.” I had incorrectly identified the muscles between the ribs as…well, I don’t remember that, but the correct term has been rattling around in my brain since then. So, to share this knowledge, this post will explore varieties of pork and beef ribs: delicious in any season, but even more fun in the summertime when outdoor barbecuing is a favorite pastime for many home chefs.
Our chest freezer is now well-stocked with ground pork, bratwurst, chops, roasts, hocks, bacon, and a fully cooked ham. To mark this bountiful harvest, this post is dedicated to pork. Here are a few factoids about this fun and flavorful protein.
Why the backlog? Well, processing a hog is time-intensive labor, especially without the assistance of equipment found in large plants that aid in slaughter and further processing. A person does not just push the button nose of a pig and make it fall apart into packages of ham, sausage, and pork rinds.