I had that exact same thing happen to me a few weeks ago with Costco pork ribs. Major PITA. I spent like 20 minutes trying to peel all of the membrane off one of the racks, then said F it, and left the membrane on the other two racks. The ribs came out great anyway. It's hard to not take advantage of that low Costco price, but I might buy ribs from somewhere else next time.
I find the membrane on their ribs to be much thinner than elsewhere, still trying to understand why but having done them side by side Costco ones are better even with the thin membrane
Let us know how your search goes elsewhere and what brand you get.
three racks of baby backs, atomic buffalo turds and fresh caught lingcod this past weekend for Father's Day. Also fresh caught dungeness crab.
Interesting problem I had with the ribs...have never had this happen before. I bought the Costco three pack of baby backs that are sealed in plastic. As I went to prepare them I discovered that the membrane was too thin to remove. Every time I got a handle on it, it would just tear. I tried and tried and no matter what I did I could not peel it off. Usually I can grab the thing and peel it all off in one go. At one point I started questioning if there even was a membrane at all. But there was; it was easier to see after they were cooked. I eventually gave up and went about my cook. No poor results because of it, but it was very frustrating as I have never cooked ribs with the membrane still on. It was so thin that it was hardly noticeable when eating.
Has anyone experienced this?
It has never bothered me on their baby back ribs when the membrane is thin. I find it a complete waste of time to remove when I encounter that from time to time. It never impacts the finished product and I get the same results.