ffwD: Cola and Jam Spare Ribs

Hello from Morrisville, North Carolina! I’ve been here since Tuesday helping my sister (Codename: DSN Engineer) move into her new apartment. It has a rather spacious kitchen with a lot more counter space than I’m used to, so cooking and baking are infinitely more enjoyable.

Now, it’s interesting that I’m making these cola and jam spare ribs away from my other sister (Codename: Gamer Psychologist) because Gamer Psychologist LOVES all kinds of ribs. (She stayed behind in Chicago because she’s defending her graduate school thesis this week.) However, these spare ribs were such a hit that I’ll definitely be making them again.I followed Dorie’s recipe pretty much to the tee because I’ve only made spare ribs that are boiled in a broth as opposed to baked in an oven. They were delicious, sticky, sweet, and fall off the bone tender. DSN Engineer and I definitely ate these the old fashioned way with our fingers. I mean, we are in the South after all!

To see other bloggers’ cola and jam spare ribs, head over to French Fridays with Dorie. As usual, the recipe for this dish can be found in Dorie Greenspan’s Around My French Table: More Than 300 Recipes from My Home to Yours.

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55 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. chutneyandspice
    Jun 10, 2011 @ 02:24:49

    Wow, those look absolutely delicious, I can imagine the taste in my mouth from your photos! What great inspiration for the weekend, ribs are really popular in our house so I might give these a go! Have a great stay with your sister.

  2. Food,Photography & France
    Jun 10, 2011 @ 03:12:01

    They sound delicious, but I’m at a loss to find the French connection! I don’t think Cola has entered the hamlet of La Moussiere, where we live with 8 other souls..
    All the best
    Roger

  3. Maris (In Good Taste)
    Jun 10, 2011 @ 04:11:28

    These are mouthwatering good! I love the use of cola & jam. Who would of thought!

  4. Three-Cookies
    Jun 10, 2011 @ 04:44:55

    Jam? I suppose its the French equivalent of maple syrup. But cola?

  5. Liz
    Jun 10, 2011 @ 05:45:41

    Glad you got to share these with your sister in NC…..they look perfect!!!

  6. Katrice
    Jun 10, 2011 @ 07:01:55

    I wish computers had smell-o-vision! Those ribs look delicious!

  7. jessica
    Jun 10, 2011 @ 07:17:18

    Do you get read my mind before you post these recipes/ I am just wondering. Seriously, each time I visit I say to myself- that is what I wanted to do this weekend or that is exactly what I am craving. It is kinda scary in fact! Those ribs look out of this world amazing and juicy and rich and just plain perfect for summer! I am all over this one. I am surprising my hubby with a big green egg for fathers day and I know exactly what we will be grilling- hint hint!

  8. Ronda
    Jun 10, 2011 @ 07:49:15

    Okay, I am going to have to try them. They look great!

  9. Mary
    Jun 10, 2011 @ 08:07:45

    I could dive right into your photos and polish these off in no time – they look amazing!
    I hope my girls will help each other out in life as you and your sisters do!
    Mary oxo

  10. Linda
    Jun 10, 2011 @ 08:08:26

    Oooh sweet jam ribs… I’m dieing to see this recipe! I guess I need to order the book! I do normally bake my ribs as my preferred method. These looks so very meaty, I’m assuming they are not baby back ribs?

  11. Adriana
    Jun 10, 2011 @ 08:24:11

    Your ribs look fantastic! I love the pretty color and that you were a smart girl to use disposable bakeware. It took me two days to get the cruddy burned marinade out of the baking sheet.

  12. Ker-Yng
    Jun 10, 2011 @ 08:39:24

    I’m glad you and your sister liked them. Hope you’ll have time to try all the famous Southern foods while you’re at NC!

  13. Andrea
    Jun 10, 2011 @ 09:12:53

    They loook fantastic!

  14. Anne-Marie
    Jun 10, 2011 @ 09:15:00

    We loved them too. Your ribs look soooo meaty! Good luck to both your sisters!

  15. Rufus' Food and Spirits Guide
    Jun 10, 2011 @ 09:17:53

    You went all the way to Carolina to make BBQ! Have you had some of the local stuff yet? Not that yours doesn’t look fabulous!

  16. saffronandhoney
    Jun 10, 2011 @ 09:33:27

    These look wonderful and very tempting :) !! I am on the road today so am missing FFwD but looking forward to next week.
    Glad to hear your trip is going well.

  17. pachecopatty
    Jun 10, 2011 @ 09:46:49

    The ribs look amazing, I think you know how to cook them the right way, I’m glad you loved the recipe and will make them again ;-)

  18. Kathy
    Jun 10, 2011 @ 10:00:10

    Beautiful ribs! So glad you and your sister enjoyed them. Have fun with your sister!

  19. Eileen
    Jun 10, 2011 @ 10:03:11

    Oooh, those are some meaty looking ribs! Nice job.

  20. Kate@Diethood
    Jun 10, 2011 @ 11:02:53

    The ribs look beautiful… the glaze is perfect!

  21. Betsy
    Jun 10, 2011 @ 11:20:59

    Looks like you are eating the right thing in the right place! Have fun with your sister!

  22. Yuri
    Jun 10, 2011 @ 11:49:21

    Your photos are so much better than mine LOL I think I should’ve added more spices as you suggested on my blog. However, since my people didn’t like them I don’t think I’ll be trying this again. Have fun at your sister’s :D

  23. chunklet's mom
    Jun 10, 2011 @ 12:50:28

    So yeah, I didn’t even read the blog yet because I was so distracted by the pictures, I felt the need to comment about how DELICIOUS these look. This recipe is MY favorite and I WILL BE EXPECT this to be made no and ready 30 minutes prior to my arrival.

  24. Candy
    Jun 10, 2011 @ 13:28:40

    Your ribs look perfect!

  25. Peggy
    Jun 10, 2011 @ 16:46:04

    Sounds like you’re having a great time in NC! And you definitely look like you’re eating well =)

  26. Mary
    Jun 10, 2011 @ 16:53:20

    You are so smart to use a disposable pan! I love cooking in other people’s kitchens.

  27. Geni - Sweet and Crumby
    Jun 10, 2011 @ 18:08:37

    Oh, these do look sticky and FAB! I love Dorie as well… I mean how could you not? Can’t wait to try these out.

  28. rebecca
    Jun 10, 2011 @ 19:58:26

    great recipe and cool your in NC

  29. Cher
    Jun 10, 2011 @ 20:10:59

    Glad these were a hit!
    Enjoy your time South of the Mason-Dixon line…

  30. Betty @ scrambled hen fruit
    Jun 10, 2011 @ 21:31:14

    Those ribs look “finger-lickin’ good!” I’m going to have to try these. :)

  31. Louise
    Jun 10, 2011 @ 22:36:41

    Seriously, my nose is playing tricks on me. I can smell them from here. They sure look delicious! I bet there were napkins flying everywhere, lol…

    Thanks for sharing…

  32. Elaine
    Jun 11, 2011 @ 00:23:16

    You are such a great sister! Your ribs look so tasty and delicious. So glad that y’all enjoyed them! :) Have a great time in North Carolina.

  33. sara
    Jun 11, 2011 @ 00:43:31

    Ooooooooh, these ribs look amazing! Yum yum yum. :)

  34. Krissy
    Jun 11, 2011 @ 00:46:18

    Your ribs look juicy and tender and delish. Great job! And, I’m glad you and your sister enjoyed them. She must be so happy you are there cooking for her. Ours lacked enough flavor so we made them more southern style…wonder what the No. Carolina folks think about ribs with cola and jam? It was fun to try, but I think I’ll go back to a more traditional BBQ method…but yours look much better than mine.

  35. cakewhiz
    Jun 11, 2011 @ 03:44:12

    I really hope the weather in north carolina is better than here… it’s gotten slightly cold again :(
    but, it’s good to hear you are having fun there :)

    i saw these ribs on someone else’s blog too… seems like many people participated for this french friday with dorie event. it looks like a great recipe since your ribs look so juicy and tender!

  36. kitchen flavours
    Jun 11, 2011 @ 07:44:06

    The spareribs looks so delicious! Falling off the bone…I’m drooling!
    Hope you are having a good time over at your sister’s new place! Have a lovely weekend!

  37. bhealthy
    Jun 11, 2011 @ 11:44:20

    ahh they look awesome, love that you and ur sis enjoyed them! in the south ? im in the south too! NC.

  38. Andi Winslow
    Jun 11, 2011 @ 13:07:26

    these look wonderful……but I am wondering if you made the banana bread with Pineapple filling? Hope so, very good Have a great week and keep in touch

  39. Pam @ From Apples To Zucchini
    Jun 11, 2011 @ 14:41:04

    I am glad that you and your sister enjoyed these – your pictures are great!

  40. cooking gallery
    Jun 11, 2011 @ 18:34:49

    I’ve always been curious to cook with coke, I should really try it one day…!!

  41. sweetlife
    Jun 11, 2011 @ 21:52:07

    yum!! I have made steaks with dr pepper but ribs with cola!! hello my loves!

  42. Miri Leigh
    Jun 11, 2011 @ 23:46:18

    This look simply mouthwatering! Will definitely be making these at my next bbq!

  43. Trevor Sis. boom
    Jun 12, 2011 @ 01:18:44

    They look do tender and juicy. I don’t have much experience with ribs but will definitely make the these again!

  44. bhealthy
    Jun 12, 2011 @ 07:53:45

    i actually was looking at apartments in morrisville but decided on north raleigh! I was so close to getting a place off morrisville parkway… that is a really nice & new part of town.

  45. Ryan
    Jun 12, 2011 @ 14:33:05

    That was a funny coincidence that this week’s assignment for FFwD for BBQ was during your trip to NC! These look amazing! Glad you are having a good time!

  46. Tanvi
    Jun 12, 2011 @ 16:59:32

    Your ribs look so so yum! Have a fun stay!!

  47. Ashley@bakerbynature
    Jun 12, 2011 @ 22:31:49

    Those ribs scream of the south!!! Finger lickin good I’m sure.

  48. Maya@Foodiva's Kitchen
    Jun 13, 2011 @ 03:37:40

    Is there any other better way to eat ribs than with your fingers? Good that you’re enjoying cooking in a bigger kitchen, it certainly shows in your ribs. Err… I mean, your spare ribs! LOL.

  49. Cakelaw
    Jun 13, 2011 @ 07:15:43

    I liked them too, though I see they weren’t universally popular. Oh well, you win some, you lose some.

  50. kitchenarian
    Jun 13, 2011 @ 20:29:44

    I feel the urge to lick my fingers just from looking at the picture!

  51. claire
    Jun 15, 2011 @ 09:30:41

    um… wowsers! these look AMAZING! I want to reach into my computer and grab one!

  52. sanyaliving
    Jun 18, 2011 @ 08:20:46

    You ribs really do look great! I made these but flew out to Melbourne first thing the next morning and didn’t get to post. But I really did not like them! The flavour was just too weird for me! Glad to hear that others enjoyed them though!

  53. Quay Po
    Jun 19, 2011 @ 20:33:33

    These ribs look out of this world!

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