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2006/06/02 12:40:22 (permalink)

Bacon-a wonderful thing

Bacon...fried, on top of baked beans or on top of pepper poppers. A wonderful food. Fry it and you have two products...the fried bacon and the grease.

Not very PC I guess. Don't really care though.
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    Bushie
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    RE: Bacon-a wonderful thing 2006/06/02 12:45:59 (permalink)
    Yeah, I love the stuff.
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    RE: Bacon-a wonderful thing 2006/06/02 12:52:00 (permalink)
    what's not to love about it...works with so many different foods...I have a bunch of packages in my freezer...hmmm....maybe with roasted potatoes tonight? crumble some on a salad.....ahhh...the possibilities are endless.....oh..wait..wrap some around some shrimp and grill...getting hungry already
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    RE: Bacon-a wonderful thing 2006/06/02 12:58:37 (permalink)
    I am also a fan of bacon. The only bacon I have had a problem with is some that I bought that was smoked in applewood. When I cooked it, it really stunk up the house and made the wife very upset. Even the dog turned up her nose at it.

    I ended up throwing it on the rip rap at the lake. Foxes or possums got it.

    Paul E. Smith
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    RE: Bacon-a wonderful thing 2006/06/02 13:01:57 (permalink)
    Ahhhhhhh BACON (I love those dog snack commercials)

    One of the staffs of life ... NO ?

    I love the thick sliced market bacon, then fry an egg in the grease and make a bacon and egg sandwich !!

    With a diet like that, I may not be around long .... but boy will I go happy !!!
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    RE: Bacon-a wonderful thing 2006/06/02 13:02:21 (permalink)
    It's nature's candy.
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    RE: Bacon-a wonderful thing 2006/06/02 14:16:09 (permalink)
    Last summer I joined the Bacon-of-the-Month Club. You get a pound a month, from small, regional producers. The business is headquartered in Oxnard, California.
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    RE: Bacon-a wonderful thing 2006/06/02 14:27:27 (permalink)
    I actually made my own bacon a couple weeks ago. Cured the pork belly for about two weeks (ended up being too long) and then cooked it on low heat in the oven for two hours or so. It was incredibly good. I'm never buying supermarket bacon again.
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    RE: Bacon-a wonderful thing 2006/06/02 14:43:32 (permalink)
    It's one thing the English have right. Bacon sarnies, all the way.
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    RE: Bacon-a wonderful thing 2006/06/02 15:58:37 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by Pwingsx

    It's one thing the English have right. Bacon sarnies, all the way.


    One of the ethnic markets here sells English back bacon. Of course it's made here in North Carolina.
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    RE: Bacon-a wonderful thing 2006/06/02 17:04:25 (permalink)
    I’ve done Buckboard bacon using a Boston Butt, and Canadian bacon using Pork Tenderloins, with Hi Mountain Seasonings. They came out great; I had to send the entire stash of Canadian bacon home with my 7-year-old grandson after he tried it. Web site for Hi Mountain is www.himtnjerky.com go to specialty items. They include very good instructions for use in a smoker; I do not see why you could not do them in an oven other than you will not get the smoky flavor. I’m sure they will still be very good. I modified the recipe somewhat by smoking at 225 degrees from the very start, in a cold smoker, to an internal temp of 140 degrees then wrapping in foil. They tell you to preheat, smoke at 200 degrees, turn off heat, and leave in oven for one hour. Just me.

    John


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    RE: Bacon-a wonderful thing 2006/06/02 17:08:51 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by V960

    Bacon...fried, on top of baked beans or on top of pepper poppers. A wonderful food. Fry it and you have two products...the fried bacon and the grease.

    Not very PC I guess. Don't really care though.

    What is a pepper popper?
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    RE: Bacon-a wonderful thing 2006/06/02 22:00:56 (permalink)
    Until proven wrong, I will continue to defend the honor of Broadbent's peppered bacon, as the finest in the land!
    www.broadbenthams.com
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    RE: Bacon-a wonderful thing 2006/06/02 22:39:45 (permalink)
    Poverty Pete sent me some of this famous Broadbent peppered bacon. I like bacon, don't love it and wouldn't go out of my way to eat it. Except peppered Broadbent. Best bacon I've ever had. It was absolutely exquisite! We too have smoked our own bacon, nothing beats Broadbent's!
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    RE: Bacon-a wonderful thing 2006/06/02 22:42:21 (permalink)
    Almost everything tastes better with bacon.
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    RE: Bacon-a wonderful thing 2006/06/02 22:42:30 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by John A

    You’re killing me. I’ve done Buckboard bacon using a Boston Butt, and Canadian bacon using Pork Tenderloins, with Hi Mountain Seasonings. They came out great; I had to send the entire stash of Canadian bacon home with my 7-year-old grandson after he tried it. Web site for Hi Mountain is www.himtnjerky.com; go to specialty items. They include very good instructions for use in a smoker; I do not see why you could not do them in an oven other than you will not get the smoky flavor. I’m sure they will still be very good. I modified the recipe somewhat by smoking at 225 degrees from the very start, in a cold smoker, to an internal temp of 140 degrees then wrapping in foil. They tell you to preheat, smoke at 200 degrees, turn off heat, and leave in oven for one hour. Just me.

    John




    I agree with you John. I just made my first batch of Buck bacon about two months ago and it came out excellent. Different from belly bacon as it is much leaner. Will have to try canadian bacon next!

    John
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    RE: Bacon-a wonderful thing 2006/06/03 07:32:55 (permalink)
    A big thrill during our lean years was lean bacon sandwiches----2 slices of Silvercup (sponsered the Lone Ranger, don't you know) white bread smeared with butter and topped with lean bacon.
    The butter melted and the grease from the bacon combined with it. Oh what yummy stuff!!!And this was before paper towels were invented to wipe the greasy mess that ran down all the way to our elbows. Long live bacon.
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    RE: Bacon-a wonderful thing 2006/06/03 09:10:21 (permalink)
    \m/

    (throws the horn for bacon, one of the greatest foods ever)
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    RE: Bacon-a wonderful thing 2006/06/03 10:33:10 (permalink)

    I'll side up with Pov Pete and Lleechef... When we attended the Country Ham festival in Cadiz, KY two years ago with Pov. Pete we couldn't find any Ham in the festival---anywhere! However at the BroadBent Store outside of town we did find the pepper Bacon. It is without reservation the tastiest Bacon it has ever been my pleasure to chew into!!
    Actually we did find some Country Ham 'Bits and Pieces' there also, but the Bacon made the whole trip worthwhile!
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    RE: Bacon-a wonderful thing 2006/06/03 12:13:29 (permalink)
    Pepper poppers can be wonderful or fast food junk. Jack in the Box sells what the call a popper but it is only so-so. I make mine to easy way.

    Split the jalapeno length wise, remove the seeds and membranes, fill w/ cream cheese mixed w/ a spicy rub (I use recipe from Emeril's), place a short piece of bacon on top, place on a sheet pan and bake at 350F for about twenty minutes.


    If you want to do it the traditional way go to the website below.

    http://leos.zoovy.com/category/chile_grills/
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    RE: Bacon-a wonderful thing 2006/06/03 22:34:44 (permalink)
    Brown some ground beef; then some onions; then add crisp bacon--to a can of good baked beans. Then heat it. My husband loves this, though he says he hates canned baked beans. Maybe you could add a little Jack Daniels original BBQ sauce, too.
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    RE: Bacon-a wonderful thing 2006/06/03 22:56:47 (permalink)
    Our local, Food Lion, sometimes has jowel bacon, a wonderful change of pace, useful in many ways, chiefly fish cookery.
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    RE: Bacon-a wonderful thing 2006/06/04 02:03:40 (permalink)
    Hello All,
    I love bacon and all pork products. Unfortunately, lately, when I eat bacon or pork, I can get a small bout
    of the gout in my toes and knuckles. I do a massive dose of alalfa pills which gets rid of it.
    Take Care,
    Fieldthistle
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    RE: Bacon-a wonderful thing 2006/06/04 06:59:08 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by V960

    Pepper poppers can be wonderful or fast food junk. Jack in the Box sells what the call a popper but it is only so-so. I make mine to easy way.

    Split the jalapeno length wise, remove the seeds and membranes, fill w/ cream cheese mixed w/ a spicy rub (I use recipe from Emeril's), place a short piece of bacon on top, place on a sheet pan and bake at 350F for about twenty minutes.


    If you want to do it the traditional way go to the website below.

    http://leos.zoovy.com/category/chile_grills/


    http://officemart.hypermart.net/poppers/recipes.htm

    http://www.bamaque.com/webstat/abts.htm
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    RE: Bacon-a wonderful thing 2006/06/04 08:21:33 (permalink)
    Growing up I recall there was always an empty (cleaned) peaunt butter jar in the fridge full of bacon drippings. I'm guessing not many people do this anymore.
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    RE: Bacon-a wonderful thing 2006/06/04 08:53:28 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by Theedge

    Growing up I recall there was always an empty (cleaned) peaunt butter jar in the fridge full of bacon drippings. I'm guessing not many people do this anymore.


    Duh... I got one in the 'fridge and TWO in the freezer...
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    RE: Bacon-a wonderful thing 2006/06/04 16:56:39 (permalink)
    The second site refers to them as ABT's, that's what I've always known them as. We have a jar of bacon drippings in the freezer, have to have it for green beans.

    John
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    RE: Bacon-a wonderful thing 2006/06/04 17:14:57 (permalink)
    quote:
    Originally posted by Theedge

    Growing up I recall there was always an empty (cleaned) peaunt butter jar in the fridge full of bacon drippings. I'm guessing not many people do this anymore.

    Mom always had one in the fridge for as long as she was able to cook.
    One of my favorite dishes was wilted spinach... A little bit of bacon drippins' on top of spinach with a splash of vinegar, topped with sliced hard boiled egg.
    A friend used to use some drippings in their marinara.
    One of the best smells in the world to me is bacon and onions frying together!
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    RE: Bacon-a wonderful thing 2006/06/04 18:29:19 (permalink)
    We have some in the fridge right now but it's in Tupperware. It's good for frying eggs and adding to things like hot macaroni with onions and stewed tomatoes, oh, just all sorts of things!

    Mmmmm, bacon fat..........
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    RE: Bacon-a wonderful thing 2006/06/04 19:17:41 (permalink)

    OK, Will one of you older-than-me people tell me why we used to save the bacon grease and put it in jars AND RETURN IT TO THE SUPERMARKET and got paid for it by the pound. I remember having the chore of putting the lids on the jars and walking with my Mother to the local Supermarket (as it was called in the late 40's or early 50's) in SoCal. I know Mom got paid for that grease, but I have no recall of what the Butcher (It went to the Meat Department) did with it, or what it was worth. Anyone with any memories of this sort of operation would really help this foggy memory to be cleared up.
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