Sunday, January 11, 2015

Pressure Cooker Ribs - Goodwife Style!

Tonight's supper was BBQ spare ribs (from our home raised pigs), parsley potatoes, leftover corn, and deviled quail eggs.  So here we go!

First, season your ribs up your favorite way.  I just used a bit of seasoned salt....


Then heat a dab of lard (home rendered of course) or oil in your pressure cooker pan.....


Then brown your ribs just a dab, not a big deal how much you brown them.  I sometimes even skip this part....


Now add some water to your pan, about half way full....


Now put your lid on your cooker, and turn your burner up until you see steam coming out the top.  Once you've got steam coming out, put your jiggler on.  Then when your jiggler is dancing around, start timing.  You are gonna cook these for 35 minutes....


Meanwhile take you some lovely red potatoes (or any kind of potato will do) wash them off and cut them into chunks...


Add a little salt and cover them with water, and put on the stove to boil until nice and tender..I always add salt when boiling potatoes.  It just doesn't work to add the salt after, as it just sort of sits on top and doesn't bring out the flavor of the potato...


All is cooking away.  Now The Man and I took this opportunity to hop in the shower, while The Youngun kept an eye on things...


After your ribs have been cooking for 35 minutes, you can force cool your cooker by putting it in the sink and running cold water over it.  If you aren't in a hurry you can just take it off the heat and wait for it to cool down on it's own.  WHATEVER you do, DO NOT take the jiggler off until the little "pin thingy" goes down.  If you take it off before it goes down, you'll have an "explosion" of steam come out!


Now you are going to lift your ribs out and put them in a baking dish.  Be careful because they will be so tender they'll fall right apart....


While I was getting stuff all set, The Man wandered into the kitchen with this....


It's very precious and sexy to watch a big strong man cuddle a tiny little quail.....just sayin'...
Ok, back to supper....
Now top those cooked ribs with some sliced onion.  We eat onion in everything, so if you don't like onions, this is for sure optional...


Now slather your favorite bbq sauce over top.  I make my own out of ketchup, Sweet Baby Rays, brown sugar, and chipotle pepper....and stick this in the oven under the broiler.  This will sort of caramelize your sauce and make it nice and sticky on your ribs....


While they are getting nice and sticky in the oven, drain your 'taters, and put in some real butter and dump some parsley in there.  I used dried parsley....and then put a lid on the pan so the butter will melt....


And here is our pan of hard boiled quail eggs.  We need to get those peeled while the ribs are in the oven and the butter is melting in the 'taters.....


Then we'll devil (some folks call these dressed eggs) the eggs.....


And now our ribs are done, all sticky and gooey....


And our butter has melted, so we stirred them all up good....


And now we are ready to eat!!  Yummy, yummy, yummy! 


For every creature of God is good, and nothing to be refused if it be received with thanksgiving.  For it is sanctified by the word of God and prayer.
1st Timothy 4:4-5

Until next time.....God Bless!

8 comments:

  1. Girl... Supper looks fantastic! Yummy

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  2. Oh yum! BBQ/summer foods are some of my favorites.. I made ribs the other night. Pork and Deer... Pork was good.. Deer.. not so much.. The meat on them was so strong.. The other meat from this deer has not been though.. It didn't go to waste though..

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    1. Thanks Tonia! I don't think I've ever cooked deer ribs. We just always cut the meat out from between them and grind it with the hamburger meat.

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  3. I need warning next time you are cooking that! I need at least a day to get there ! lol yummy!

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    1. LOL! Thanks and come on down anytime! ;)

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