While you're frying up some eggs and bacon, we're cooking up something else: a way to celebrate today's food holiday.
Get primed and ready because April 27 is National Prime Rib Day!
Prime rib, or standing rib roast, is a choice beef cut from one of the eight primal cuts of beef. And if you slice the standing rib roast, so called because it is roasted standing up with the ribs stacked up vertically, you can remove the bones and get a nice number of ribeye steaks (hence the above photo). So either way, you win!
This cut contains the "eye" of the rib and is well-marbeled with fatty muscle. Rubbing the outside of this roast with salt and seasonings and slow-roasting yields a tender, tasty meal.
If you're thinking about barbecue (which you should), take a tip from the professionals and smoke it for a few hours before dry roasting.
If the phrase prime rib brings to mind memories of the Sunday roast, make some gravy on the side, and if you're feeling fancy, whip up some Yorkshire Puddings as well. But if you want to know the best way to prepare prime rib, be sure and check out this marvelous primer.