To be clear, spareribs does not mean they're extra ribs. You'll have to find it in your heart to forgive the barbecue staple's misleading terminology.
Spareribs are actually cut from the bottom portion of the pig's ribs and breastbone, right above the belly. Instead of being spare, the term "spareribs" is European in origin, derived from the German term "rippenspeer" meaning "spear ribs," as they were traditionally roasted on a spear or a spit.
What happens when two food sites host a Fourth of July company barbecue? Hint: It's a lot (like, a lot a lot) of food. There will be potato skins, pimento cheese, slaw, brownies, pie, and did I say a lot of food? Thankfully, we're ordering-in the barbecue (can you imagine having to manage a smoker on a weekday?), so we just have to worry about appetizers, sides, desserts, and drinks.
Warmer weather means... barbecue season! I don't know about you, but it never officially feels like summer until the kickoff backyard BBQ bash. Since the party is all about the feast, you better start planning the party menu now. Here's how to prepare your picnic basket with 6 of the best sides to accompany your signature BBQ.
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