Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Smack Bones

Here is a cooking tip from the Deep South.

Many grocery stores (Food Lion is one) sell 1-pound packets of RIB TIPS (riblets) for around $3. They look like spare ribs but the bones are only a half inch long, or so. They are the trimmings from shaping spare ribs and are prime, sweet, pork rib meat. My grandmother used to serve them as a snack or appetizer; she called them "Smack Bones" and I loved them. I finally figured out how to cook them -- one has to be patient. Cooked properly, most of the fat runs out and the toughish rib membrane nearly crystallizes.

Dose the riblets well with lots of salt...salt them until you think you ruined them. Garlic salt or plain salt. Then put them atop the grill of the roasting pan -- not IN a pan, they don't cook right sitting in their juices. Bake at 350 for a little over an hour. If you take them out early they won't be good. Cook them until you think they're about ruined. They shouldn't look burned, but damn nearly. Then cool a bit and nibble the good stuff off the bones and give the bones to the cockroaches. No sauce needed. M-m-m-m good!

You can thank me later.


Thursday, August 11, 2011

2011 PGA Club Championship Update

What do the following names all have in common?

(Scroll down for the answer)

Steve Stricker
Jerry Kelly
Shaun Micheel
Scott Verplank
Brendon de Jonge
Matteo Manassero
Davis Love III
John Senden
Bill Haas
Brandt Jobe
Anders Hansen
Simon Dyson
Bob Sowards
Adam Scott
Stewart Cink
Brendan Steele
Brian Davis
Miguel Angel Jimenez
Mark Wilson
Trevor Immelman
D.A. Points
Ricky Barnes
Gary Woodland
Jason Dufner
Luke Donald
Nick Watney
K.J. Choi
Robert Garrigus
Alexander Noren
Pablo Larrazabal
Jhonattan Vegas
Robert Karlsson
Rory McIlroy
Camilo Villegas
Michael Bradley
Ross Fisher
Phil Mickelson
Peter Hanson
Spencer Levin
Keegan Bradley
Bill Lunde
Jim Furyk
Steve Marino
Johan Edfors
Johnson Wagner
Y.E. Yang
Justin Rose
Ryan Palmer
Charl Schwartzel
Jason Day
Matt Kuchar
Lee Westwood
Zach Johnson
Jonathan Byrd
Ben Crane
Sean O'Hair
Scott Piercy
Seung-yul Noh
John Rollins
Tetsuji Hiratsuka
Andres Romero
Angel Cabrera
David Toms
Paul Casey
Charles Howell III
David Horsey
Chris Kirk
Brian Gay
Martin Kaymer
Sergio Garcia
Hunter Mahan
Robert Allenby
Harrison Frazar
Francesco Molinari
Steve Schneiter
Kevin Na
Kevin Streelman
Charlie Wi
Martin Laird
Alvaro Quiros
Padraig Harrington
Scott Stallings
Bo Van Pelt
Mark Brooks
Brad Lardon
Yuta Ikeda
Mike Small
Hiroyuki Fujita
Rory Sabbatini
Steve Elkington
Kyung-Tae Kim
Stephen Gallacher
Ian Poulter
Bubba Watson
Thomas Bjorn
Sean Dougherty
J.J. Henry
Fredrik Andersson Hed
Ernie Els
Anthony Kim
Brandt Snedeker
Rickie Fowler
Rich Beem
Bryce Molder
Graeme McDowell
Cameron Tringale
Ryan Moore
Edoardo Molinari
Jeff Overton
Jeff Sorenson
Webb Simpson
Marty Jertson
Charley Hoffman
Ryuji Imada
Dustin Johnson
Retief Goosen
Geoff Ogilvy
Craig Stevens
Vijay Singh
David Hutsell
Gregory Bourdy
Louis Oosthuizen
Tom Gillis
Thomas Aiken
Fredrik Jacobson
Raphael Jacquelin
Jeff Coston

Answer: They all beat Tiger Woods today.

-- Dalton Hammond