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A question of bacon...

Discussion in 'Cookery' started by nick909, Jun 1, 2019.

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How should one cook or eat one's bacon?

  1. Floppy, anaemic and juicy

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  2. Bronzed, still slightly juicy, and the fat starting to crisp

    4 vote(s)
    30.8%
  3. Dark brown, with crispy fat

    9 vote(s)
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  4. So it can only be identified by its dental records

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  1. nick909

    nick909 Star commenter

    Inspired by this morning's breakfast choice, and also out of interest to see if we have more lurkers than posters.

    I fear for a friend being struck down by salmonella whenever he cooks bacon.

    Yet I don't like it so it shatters when one bites it either.

    A middle ground for me. Option 2 or 3, or somewhere in between.
     
  2. primarycat

    primarycat Star commenter

    I went for 3 but it depends on the bacon. Streaky bacon definitely has to be 3 for me, maybe with something like macaroni cheese. But back bacon as a bacon sandwich (soft bread, ketchup) is better as 2.
     
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  3. lindenlea

    lindenlea Star commenter

    I rarely buy bacon, unless I need it for a recipe. If I was cooking it I'd want the fat crisping up but not incinerated. Of course bacon is delicious but I've cut down so much on salt now that it is not so appealing as in the past and I avoid processed food for general health and for controlling my weight - not absolutely sure of the link but it is undoubtedly there for me - probably the hidden salt (nothing tastes as good as skinny feels- Kate Moss {- not that I'm skinny} )
     
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  4. Lara mfl 05

    Lara mfl 05 Star commenter

    i agree somewhere between 2 and 3 depending on what it's going to be used for.
     
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  5. nick909

    nick909 Star commenter

    You've all hit on a good point! It does depend on what it's going to be used for!

    Maybe if we say that it's for the purposes of a bacon sandwich!
     
  6. CarrieV

    CarrieV Lead commenter

    Bacon sandwich is 2 and a half, anything else a 3.
     
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  7. needabreak

    needabreak Star commenter

    2 for bacon sandwich but frilled with visible fat trimmed off for me. Fancy one now.
     
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  8. needabreak

    needabreak Star commenter

    Ha grilled, frilled would be odd. :D
     
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  9. primarycat

    primarycat Star commenter

    I just assumed you had extremely high standards of presentation.
     
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  10. needabreak

    needabreak Star commenter

    Thinking about it if frilled it may not curl up, I might experiment with that tomorrow. :D
     
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  11. bizent

    bizent Star commenter

    Son and heir will sit and pick any trace of fat out of the bacon unless it’s crispy. I must say I tend to agree and I would only really have bacon in a sarnie at home.
     
  12. BelleDuJour

    BelleDuJour Star commenter

    Depends on the bacond. Streaky can be crisped up until it crumbles, back bacon only until the edges just crisping.
    After my huge success curing my own ham last Christmas I am going to be making my own bacon next. Doing a deal with the local butcher where I buy his pork, cure it, then he slices my bacon!
     
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  13. BelleDuJour

    BelleDuJour Star commenter

    Or at my home?
     
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  14. egyptgirl

    egyptgirl Senior commenter

    I’ve gone for 3 - I like dry cured bacon still with the rind on that we get from the butcher which crisps up beautifully
     
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  15. lapinrose

    lapinrose Lead commenter

    Definitely 3, especially it it's streaky bacon!
     
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  16. bizent

    bizent Star commenter

    Absolutely!
     
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  17. BelleDuJour

    BelleDuJour Star commenter

    I now want a bacon roll, in brioche, with lashings of brown sauce and a huge mug of tea!
     
  18. nizebaby

    nizebaby Star commenter

    Ah yes, it's the tea that counts. Same with sausages,
     
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  19. nick909

    nick909 Star commenter

    A bacon or sausage butty with no mug of tea is a sad affair indeed...and it must be a big, strong breakfast tea - now is not the time for delicate Ceylon or aromatic earl grey!

    And the bread in a bacon butty is important. I've never thought to use a brioche bun, but I'll give that a go now. But otherwise, white and doughy. Either sliced or a soft roll. Not wholemeal though. No concessions to health when bacon in involved, please.
     
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  20. primarycat

    primarycat Star commenter

    I don't like tea. But I'm with you on the squishy white bread.
     
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