Pork Ribs and Potato Salad

Smoking Dinner

It is a fine Saturday morning.  Chores are to be done and fun is waiting.  I decide to maximize efficiency. So the Kamado is fired up, and ribs put on.  Consequently freeing up a few hours to do some work while the upcoming meal bathes in savory hickory smoke.

The Cook

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The perfect bite!

The ribs are rubbed lightly with kosher salt on both sides. Additionally,  a pork themed rub is applied.  Below is the schedule and temperature of the cook.

Time Kamado Temperature Notes
11:30 am 275℉ Ribs on grill
12:12 256℉  
1:18 266℉  
2:00 280℉  
2:35 260℉ Wrap in foil. Color and bark are perfect. Rib temp 195.
3:15 256℉  
3:20   Probes like butter. Rib temp 206. Pull ribs from grill. Put to rest in cold oven.

Ribs, Potato Salad, dinner, pork, meat

Ribs, Potato Salad, dinner, pork, meat








 Side Dish

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Potato Salad

While the ribs are finishing on the grill I throw together a home made potato salad.  Being the first time making potato salad from scratch, I am thoroughly impressed with the result.  This is the best I’ve ever had!


Boiled red potatoes, medium chop

2 tablespoon apple cider & apple juice blend
1/2 cup sour cream
1/4 cup mayonnaise.  Normally I make my own, but this time Hellmans is used.
2 tablespoon mustard.  Stone ground german mustard.
1/2 medium red onion, fine chop
3 celery stalks,fine chop
3 hard-boiled eggs, chop and peel
1/2 cup fresh fine chop parsley
Kosher Salt, freshly ground black pepper, dill, cayenne, smoked paprika to taste.


All in all this is a fantastic meal.  It will certainly be repeated!

For a fun twist, try with Sour cream onion dip

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