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With corn cob holders:
Stick one in the cut bone end and then you'll have a nice little handle.
With your fingertips:
It's more exhausting than 'grabbing' the food, but it will keep your hands relatively clean.
- Use just your fingertips: less contact = less sauce on your hands.
- Use a knife and fork to separate the bone. Use the fork to mount and eat your ribsicle™.
There are usually bones sticking out of the ribs. It may have a little bit of sauce, but the finger-licking is part of the barbecue ribs experience!
Grab one of those with one hand, and then eat off the other end that has meat on it. There should be no sauce on that side. Grab the other side, and there you go! Nom it off. You shouldn't get covered in barbecue sauce.