Memphis Dry Rib Rub

When it comes to ribs, you can serve them 2 ways.  The traditional way is slathered in sauce.  But down in Memphis, they serve them up “dry”.  No sauce involved.  Instead, they sprinkle more of this great rub on them just prior to serving.

4 tablespoon(s) Paprika
2 tablespoon(s) Celery salt
2 tablespoon(s) Salt
2 tablespoon(s) Black pepper, coarsely ground
2 tablespoon(s) Cumin powder
2 tablespoon(s) Brown sugar, dark
1 tablespoon(s) Turbinado sugar
1 tablespoon Oregano, dried
1 tablespoon Cayenne pepper
2 teaspoon(s) Sage, dried
2 Bay leaf(s)
1 teaspoon Dry mustard

Crush the bay leafs and combine all ingredients.

Makes a little more than 1 cup.

BBQ techniques, family recipes