4

This question already has an answer here:

I love barbecue ribs but I don't love getting completely covered in barbecue sauce!

I have already tried eating more carefully only using my finger tips but I still get too much barbecue sauce on my face, hands, and fingers.

How can I eat barbecue ribs without getting my hands and face covered in sauce?

marked as duplicate by Zach Saucier, J. Musser, Tim, Adam Zuckerman, Phlume Dec 15 '14 at 20:30

This question has been asked before and already has an answer. If those answers do not fully address your question, please ask a new question.

  • 1
    What about your shirt?? – AviD Dec 10 '14 at 1:21
6

With corn cob holders:

enter image description here

Stick one in the cut bone end and then you'll have a nice little handle.

  • He's asking about BBQ ribs... – QuyNguyen2013 Dec 9 '14 at 21:49
  • @QuyNguyen2013 I know, these work the same way for ribs that they do for corn. – apaul Dec 9 '14 at 21:50
  • You should edit out the corn picture and say stick them in the ribs. – QuyNguyen2013 Dec 9 '14 at 21:51
  • 3
    @QuyNguyen2013 The sentence at the bottom explains usage. I included the corn image for those that weren't familiar with what a corncob holder was. Not to mention that using dinosaur holders for ribs would make for a fun plate presentation. – apaul Dec 9 '14 at 21:58
  • I marked this as the answer because it was the only answer that basically wasn't "eat differently". – liebs19 Dec 10 '14 at 1:22
1

With your fingertips:

fingertips

It's more exhausting than 'grabbing' the food, but it will keep your hands relatively clean.

  • +1. Definitely go with the fingertips. And carefully. – Shokhet Dec 9 '14 at 20:43
  • Is the answer that you can't avoid getting sauce on your hands and face then? – GimmeTehRepz Dec 9 '14 at 20:52
  • @MattS. Unless you try eating it with a fork (which is a terrible idea), yes. – Mast Dec 9 '14 at 21:29
  • Please see the most recent edit to the questions and edit your answer accordingly. I am looking for solutions that are different from eating differently or more carefully. – liebs19 Dec 16 '14 at 13:54
1
  1. Use just your fingertips: less contact = less sauce on your hands.
  2. Use a knife and fork to separate the bone. Use the fork to mount and eat your ribsicle™.
0

There are usually bones sticking out of the ribs. It may have a little bit of sauce, but the finger-licking is part of the barbecue ribs experience!

Ribs!
(source: tabletalkatlarrys.com)

Grab one of those with one hand, and then eat off the other end that has meat on it. There should be no sauce on that side. Grab the other side, and there you go! Nom it off. You shouldn't get covered in barbecue sauce.

  • 10
    "There are usually bones sticking out of the ribs." Like… ribs? – bjb568 Dec 9 '14 at 20:59

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.