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Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by pimentoLoaf, Feb 22, 2004.
Damn!! I almost married you right there!!
The pork belly is $4.99/lb and weighs about 11-15 lbs (uncooked).
I don’t accurately remember what the shrink has been after curing and smoking, but since I’m doing some this weekend I will pay attention and get back to you. Maybe the shrink is 30%-ish???
My slices are slightly bigger than a standard commercial slice but not quite what I would call “thick”.
I put about 12-15 slices per package so guessing it yields about 10-15 packages a belly.
I will try to get an accurate answer for you, but factoring just the meat I’ll swag the finished product as around $7.50/lb.
The cure and seasoning are only pennies and according to my ex-wife I’m worthless so my time adds nothing either. (Just kidding, she and I are on good terms.)
From my limited experience this bacon is far better quality than I can buy in the store. And since it’s pretty darned easy to do with good results it’s a fun and satisfying hobby.
This bacon doesn’t really fry up crispy…probably due to being somewhat thick sliced and lean. I prefer bacon this way but some like it crispy. Maybe slicing thin might achieve that. I'm not sure.
There’s plenty of rendered fat from a few slices to fry eggs though.
I had some bacon mac and cheese today. I love that this thread has lasted nearly 12 years.
Tomorrow morning I start work at 6:30 am and won't finish until Monday at 4 pm. So, I plan to smoke the loin for Canadian bacon today. I really don't know how it will turn out.
Here's the loin (cured a day short of two weeks), and a belly split and curing two ways.
I got your message.
Drat! Missed posting by a month.
I just have to say: this thread is spectacular.
I would so go see Dr. Bacon live.
Spotted this in a toy store:
Gosh; I remember this thread - it was (is) one of those legendary, long-lived, quirky yet absolutely delightful threads that one smiles to see. I had forgotten all about it.
That’s just weird. I’m not sure if I’m horrified, or need to go buy it.
I've moved onto back bacon (what our friends across the pond like). I find the leaner variety better. I still eat it sparingly.
I actually hate the taste of bacon and I'm happy because it is terribly unhealthy
Has anyone tried Hammond's "Pigs & Taters"?
It's a chocolate bar with bacon and potato chips.
Yum! Three deadly pleasures, all in one!
Had to return here in 2019 to say this:
Instagram has 10.1 million posts with the hashtag “bacon”.
Be seeing you (I’m the thread founder).
I eat bacon every day about 1/2 a pound. but I only eat meat and some veggies because my stupid body does not like most foods and all carbs. cholesterol is fine last time it was checked was after a meal of bacon eggs and nuts.
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yes its on the inside.
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There it is! Can you ship it back to me? Thank you in advance.
Hard to go wrong with half a pound of bacon per day.
Hope you got the hair out of that pack and hope it wasn’t in there when you bought it.
it was there and I noticed it before I bought it luckily.
Good deal. That’s just a little too gross.
You should have bought it and used it to get a free weekly shop