By Vanessa Greaves
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Ribs, of course. What did you expect, humble pie?

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House of Cards returns for a third round of political vengeance, steamy scandal, and the dirtiest of dirty tricks perpetrated by Frank and Claire Underwood, played to skin-crawling perfection by Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright.

A political beast from South Carolina, Frank's nosh of choice was a plate of sticky ribs at Freddy's BBQ Joint in a rundown D.C. neighborhood, where he'd stop in at all hours for a quick bite and a revealing chat. So, ribs it is.

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How Do You Like Your Ribs?

Still snowed in? Throw these ribs in the slow cooker and bide your time. Because Frank knows all about biding his time to get what he wants in the end.

Or bake them in the oven low and slow. Sort of like Frank's smoldering anger.

If you can get to your grill, give Robin's Spicy Ribs a try. (Yes, it's a nod to Robin Wright's take on Claire's hot n' spicy secret life. You see what I did there?)

And what about smoked ribs? You know how Frank and Claire love to sneak a smoke. They always want what's bad for them.

Be sure to have plenty of napkins on hand, because things are bound to get messy.

"For those of us climbing to the top of the food chain, there can be no mercy. There is but one rule: Hunt or be hunted." — Francis J. Underwood