For The Love of Bacon

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American Bacon, the only real bacon.

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  1. Moi621

    Moi621 Well-Known Member Donor

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    For The Love of Bacon :drool: yum :drool:

    I know what I mean when I say bacon.
    Proper, good ole American Bacon.
    A half fat or more strip of fried pork belly.
    To my horror, I have found there is English bacon, similar to the Canadian stuff from the loin, not belly. The loin, where pork chops come from is made by "them" into their bacon.
    And I'm trying to figure out the Aussie stuff.


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    Again, the Lord shed his grace on :flagus: and our bacon. Real bacon.
    I can't remember having the Brit stuff but :flagcanada: always seems like heavily smoked ham.

    Bacon to Moi means :flagus: bacon. An :flagus: food in the earliest history of :flagus: before refrigeration. With that fat, more calorie dense. Space & weight conserving for traveling.

    At times when I don't want to eat, I can always manage some bacon and feel better for it.

    http://www.endlesssimmer.com/2010/11/09/three-little-pigs/

    Canadian Bacon as we know it is usually meat cut from the back of the boneless loin, often lean with little fat and pre-cooked when store-bought.


    Standard American Bacon is what is more commonly found in the store, identified by the USDA as “the cured belly of the swine,” which basically means it’s the combination of meat and fat from the belly of the pig, which gives it the streaky look that you see.


    English Bacon is cut from the loin back of the pig, similar to that of Canadian but with the added fat surrounding the meat. English bacon is often smoked or cured, again similar to that of Canadian, but to a greater extent. Bacon in the UK also comes in a form similar to American, but is actually referred to as “streaky bacon” and is less common.



    Any thoughts on bacon?
    And is the loin cut really, bacon?


    Moi :oldman:

    r > g



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    Stop Creeping
    :flagcanada:ism
    Across an immense, unguarded, ethereal border, Canadians, cool and unsympathetic,
    regard our America with envious eyes and slowly and surely draw their plans against us.
     
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    crank Well-Known Member

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    The bottom right is 'proper' bacon. The top right is what we refer to as 'streaky bacon'. The round things on the left .. no idea. Some processed sh##, maybe?

    PS: pork is an abomination. Except for bacon ... which gets special exemption.
     
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    Moi621 Well-Known Member Donor

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    Only the PS: qualified for the "Like".
    What do you do with the pork belly? Pickle it?
    YOUR bacon is just a thin slice of pork chop meat.
     
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    the belly becomes 'streaky bacon', used for different applications (cooking soups, etc). the 'pork chop' bacon is breakfast bacon.

    PS: I believe that bacon was a joint creation of all the benevolent gods. It was one of their finest works.
     
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    Moi621 Well-Known Member Donor

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    Still seems like you must have a surplus of pork bellies, for all the loin cuts consumed.
    Cooking soups. Really?. etc. Really?

    You are missing out on the "crispy fat" where so much flavor is.
    So hammy. No Pork Rind, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pork_rind crispened fat feeling.
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    You do like Pork Rinds, don't you :hmm:


    And your loin bacon may as well be jerky :nana:



    Moi :oldman:
    streaky bacon forever, eh

     
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    Pork chops?
     
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    Sallyally Well-Known Member Donor

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    Pork belly Asian style is fairly popular at the moment. God only knows what it does to your cholesterol, but how sweet a way to die!
     
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    Smoked hock in Pea Soup?
     
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    It's a strange word, 'bacon'? So is 'pork' when y'keep saying it?? :blankstare:
     
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    While I am a fan of bacon I limit my consumption because I am no longer able to handle the "smoking" process. This applies to many of my favorite kinds of pork sausages that are processed in one way or another.

    I did have a really nice "bacon stew" recently that was made with "cubed" bacon. There were chickpeas, beans, spices and all kinds of other goodies that made a delicious meal and no side effects. ;)

    But returning to the topic of bacon I have switched to pork rashers which are essentially thick bacon that is unprocessed.

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    This is how to cook them;

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    And this is what they look like after they have been cooked.

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    If I can't have bacon I can certainly live with this alternative.
     
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    How do you season it?

    Or is it somehow, pre seasoned in some curing process?
     
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    It is basically just uncured pork, no different to pork bellies, so you can season it to whatever you prefer. You can even use bacon salt if you like. ;) Personally I just crispy fry it so that it has the texture of bacon and then add a little salt and pepper.
     
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    No smoke
    No nitrates.
    How does it rate as "bacon"?

    What is "bacon salt"? A dash of nitrates and smokey flavored salt?
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    J&D's Bacon Salt Ingredients

    Original. Sea salt, maltodextrin, dehydrated garlic, paprika, dehydrated onion, natrual flavors, natural hickory flavor, spice and less than 2% silicon dioxide (anticaking agent), hydrolyzed vegetable protein, sunflower oil, yeast extract, disodium inosinate and guanylate. Contains: milk, soy, and wheat.



    Thanks.
    I may inquire to my butcher about it.
     
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    Huh? You actually "cook" bacon in the US? Jesus H. Mergatroid! It must taste like water! We fry ours.
     
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    Fry is traditional in :flagus:
    Nuc is so much easier. I like the result too.
     
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    Pork, as you may know, comes from the French term "porc". Much of the 'range vs. table' dilemma originates from the French aristocracy in Britain long ago. The English (being the working class) using the English terms for pig, cow, lamb, etc. but being served up at the table in the castle in the French manner as porc (pork), boeuf (beef), mouton (mutten), etc.
     
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    But cook means prepared in water.
     
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    Doctor says I should grill my Bacon, don't taste the same.:sad:

    Once in a while I have a full english,

    Bacon, sausage, fried bread, mushrooms, black pudding and kidneys.Pure unadulterated pleasure.

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    An English breakfast! Nice if you leave out the beans.
     

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