June 14, 2009

Time Zones

My folks are here in town. I decided to finally take the two sauces that Eric had given me this past summer and make some ribs 'Eric Style'.

I went over the directions he gave me, emailed a couple times to make sure I got it all right, and put them on at 5:30.

OK... the directions were for to marinate the ribs, put them on the grill on low, and they'd be done in 30 minutes.

Bones was excited. He hates spare ribs, but he likes Eric's ribs.

And so I put them on, watching the grill temp (I've never grilled before), flipping, dipping, grilling.

Thirty minutes comes and goes, and these suckers aren't done.

Dip, flip, grill, watch the temperature...

One hour and these suckers aren't done.

About an hour and half later, the ribs are perfect. They looked just like when Eric cooked them.

I walked in and said to my family, "Thirty minutes. That's 30 minutes Eric time. That's East Tennessee, bottle of beer in the hand, talking to your buddies, 30 minutes, which is an hour and a half to the rest of us."


The ribs were outstanding...

Posted by Boudicca at June 14, 2009 08:27 PM

.... I am glad that they were outstanding!..... you should have turned up the heat!...... oops!....

Posted by: Eric at June 14, 2009 09:22 PM

I was afraid I'd burn them!!! They were very very yummy though. Bones has asked me to keep it on the menu...

Posted by: Bou at June 14, 2009 09:32 PM

As you found out - low and slow works really well. If the heat is higher, you stand in danger of drying them out instead of burning them. Glad it worked though!

Posted by: Teresa at June 14, 2009 11:16 PM

Eric should have come down and cooked them for you.

Posted by: Denny at June 15, 2009 08:54 PM

It's true -- time does go slower in Tennessee.

Posted by: Bob at June 16, 2009 09:35 PM

..... what Bob says...... and Denny?...... it would have been my pleasure........

Posted by: Eric at June 17, 2009 08:43 PM