Recipe courtesy of B. Smith
Episode: Sylvia Woods
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12 hr 30 min
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To make the ribs easier to handle, cut each slab between the middle bones into equal pieces. Rub salt, black pepper, and red pepper into both sides of the ribs. Place the ribs in a deep baking dish, cover them, and refrigerate overnight. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees. Pour the vinegar over the ribs and bake 1 1/2 hours. Rotate the ribs two or three times during baking and spoon some of the pan juices over them. Remove the ribs from the baking dish and place in a single layer on baking sheets. (Line the baking sheets with aluminum foil for easy cleanup) Bake at 450 for 1 hour. The ribs should be tender and well browned. This much can be done up to a day in advance. Cool the ribs, cover tightly, and refrigerate. Bring to room temperature for about 1 hour. To finish the ribs, preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Cut the slabs between the bones into individual ribs. Place the ribs in a baking dish large enough to hold them comfortably. Spoon enough of the original sauce over them to coat lightly. Cover the pan with aluminum foil and bake until heated through, about 20 minutes. Serve w;

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