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"Long" short ribs
August 26, 2008
11:18 am
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A few years back, I was working in Woodland Hills, CA for a time.  I found a BBQ joint there called Grandpa Fred's.  They had a meal called "Big Fred's Short Rib dinner."  When it arrived, it was one single rib – oh, but what a rib it was!  The bone was 16 inches long, and half of it was frenched (bare).  The other half was literally a loaf of rib meat – about 8 inches long, 3 inches wide and 3 inches thick.  Fred Flintstone would have been proud to serve baby. 

Anyhow, I've been looking ever since for a butcher who can re-create this cut, so I can make it at home.  Unfortunately, it doesn't seem that there are any real butchers left – all they have is what comes already trimmed and cryovac'd from the packer.  Anybody know a butcher in Florida that either does or can do this cut?  Thanks, in advance, for your leads.

BTW, if you're ever out that way, I reccommend you give this marvelous mound of meat a try.  Here's Fred's website for more info: http://www.grandpafredsbbq.com…..  I have no affiliation, just a deep appreciation for original BBQ…

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August 27, 2008
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You have to be talking about Beef Ribs, is that right? The 8 inches long is what kind of throws me, otherwise it sounds like a normal beef short rib.

Personally, I don't know of any meat markets, that cut beef at all, with exception of steaks in Florida. I would bet this would be the same way all over, unless your in an area that raises a lot of cattle.

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August 27, 2008
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Yeah, Kevin – beef short ribs, for sure.  Interestingly enough, isn't Florida like the 3rd or 4th largest beef producing state in the country?  😉 Wonder if there's any packers here, or if they just ship them out of state for processing? 

Anyhow, looking at various butchering sites on the internet, it seems to me like what they might be doing is not only taking the "normal" short rib meat in the cut, but also taking a portion of the blade meat with it – making for a much thicker portion of meat.  It was really quite unusual, and very delicious…

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August 27, 2008
8:22 am
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yep, but I know they don't raise any in my area…

You would have to go where they process, is more what I was meaning.. I would bet in Okeechobee area there are a couple processors.

I like cooking short ribs, I know I can buy them with 2 to 3 inches of top meat fairly easily.

Did you call them and ask them who is cutting these for them?

Kevin

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August 27, 2008
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I emailed, and never got a response – maybe a call would do it.  In the meantime, I've pinged Steve at Ask-a-Butcher.  Maybe he's got some leads.  BTW, the dimensions I described were after cooking.  I imagine those puppies were huge, going in the smoker…  Tongue out

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