OMG, I think I've just had the best bacon ever in my life. Since 'going primal' I've stopped feeling guilty about eating it, but I still don't eat bacon too often. today I found a source of naturally smoked pork belly so I bought a piece and took off a couple of slices with a knife. they were pretty uneven but they cooked up just fine in the frying pan. So different from the pre-sliced oscar meyer stuff...
Sorry for taking up your bandwidth. I just had to share that with someone who'd understand...
I guess next you'll be buying a commercial meat slicer.
mmmmm bacon. I eat about 3 lbs a week haha
I've started scranning lots of bacon too, lovely.
You know (and it might heresy around here) I've been finding most bacons just not that great. Applegate is OK but even some higher end stuff (North Country, Broadbent) is not doing it for me.
If you want a fun treat (and aren't scared of nitrates) look for Schaller and Weber double-smoked bacon. I've also found a similar product in Polish delis for less. You don't need (or want) to cook it! Just slice and enjoy…of course it's calling out for some rye bread but that's another thing…
Butcher cut bacon is sooooooooo good!
Lovely bacon in Australia, always smoked and somewhat different to American.
I believe that what Americans just call bacon, we call "streaky bacon" which is a bit hard to find, and looks just like the American example shown.
We also have "short cut" bacon which is the right hand half of the rasher (we call them rashers not strips) as shown.
I prefer the full rasher, much more fat. :p
We absolutely love Coleman's Uncured all natural fully snuggled happy pig Bacon. Our Costco carries it, as well as some of the larger grocers in the southern US.
It's fantastic. I bought it before Primal, just because it was less salty.
Applegate and Coleman are my current favorite.
I once bought uncured bacon made from pastured pork at the farmer's market, and it was too sweet.
I hope I can find pastured bacon with no or minimal sugar...
Bacon every day for me, without it I go into withdrawal..... I do buy really good bacon though. Our local organic store does it themselves, very clean. I also buy Expensive Euro bacon from the public market which is really awesome and also Irish and English Bacon. Love it all.