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Offline zueth

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Pulling the membrane of Baby Back Ribs
« on: February 07, 2014, 02:19:19 pm »
I am having a heck of a time pulling the membrane of the baby back ribs.  Looking for some pointers to make this easier.

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Re: Pulling the membrane of Baby Back Ribs
« Reply #1 on: February 07, 2014, 02:50:12 pm »
I use a cheap, dull, serrated knife to get a grip on it.

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Re: Pulling the membrane of Baby Back Ribs
« Reply #2 on: February 07, 2014, 03:59:12 pm »
Get a corner worked loose and grab it with a dry paper towel is what works best for me. I use a standard bit screwdriver to get it started.


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Re: Pulling the membrane of Baby Back Ribs
« Reply #3 on: February 07, 2014, 04:10:36 pm »

Get a corner worked loose and grab it with a dry paper towel is what works best for me. I use a standard bit screwdriver to get it started.


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Re: Pulling the membrane of Baby Back Ribs
« Reply #4 on: February 07, 2014, 05:19:48 pm »
I use a pair of catfish skinning pliers.
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Re: Pulling the membrane of Baby Back Ribs
« Reply #5 on: February 07, 2014, 05:36:06 pm »
Here ya go... just watch how easy it is...http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d_fqJcc4n_I
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Re: Pulling the membrane of Baby Back Ribs
« Reply #6 on: February 07, 2014, 10:23:55 pm »
Here ya go... just watch how easy it is...http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d_fqJcc4n_I

I use a similar method that uses the back end of a spoon or fork inserted between the membrane and the meat between the first two ribs, work it under and across the ribs then pull up on the spoon, that breaks the membrane free to pull it like they do in the video. It seems to get me done quicker than trying to work the membrane off the first rib.

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Re: Pulling the membrane of Baby Back Ribs
« Reply #7 on: February 08, 2014, 04:20:52 am »
I use a butter knife to get it started and then paper towel to pull it off
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Re: Pulling the membrane of Baby Back Ribs
« Reply #8 on: February 08, 2014, 04:43:16 am »
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I use a similar method that uses the back end of a spoon or fork inserted between the membrane and the meat between the first two ribs, work it under and across the ribs then pull up on the spoon, that breaks the membrane free to pull it like they do in the video. It seems to get me done quicker than trying to work the membrane off the first rib.
I do the same thing, I must have seen how to do it on a video or something but it works pretty good. Sometimes you just get a stubborn pig and it gives you fits but most of the time it goes pretty easy.  :)

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Re: Pulling the membrane of Baby Back Ribs
« Reply #9 on: February 08, 2014, 07:17:26 am »
I think that membrane is also easier to remove if the ribs have never been frozen.

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Re: Pulling the membrane of Baby Back Ribs
« Reply #10 on: February 22, 2014, 09:39:44 pm »
Catfish skinners would be a good way. Never thought of that. I've never actually pulled it though