Sunday, 8 January 2017

Home cured bacon - The Results!

Hello All
This morning EGD and myself were getting ready to brave the grey damp weather to watch YGD compete in a (not very) local show. She was competing in the Dressage and Jumping. We thought we ought to have a little something inside us to keep us warm and decided on egg on toast until we remembered THE BACON. Only a day early, so off I trotted to the outhouse to bring the joint in.
We discussed how to have it and decided that simple was best so we had it fried and in a sandwich.
Here is the joint  after a few slices cut off

And here is is fried and crispy
Oh MY! it was Delicious!!!!!
Thank you Cro for the recipe and the method, we will be doing it again most definitely.
Back soon
Gillx

21 comments:

  1. Nothing better than a Proper bacon sandwich, seems years since we had pigs and proper bacon. I'm going to copy the recipe for the future - just in case.

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    1. I reckon it would be worth buying a piece of belly pork from the butcher and having a go! (To keep your hand in as it were)

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  2. Second what Sue said proper bacon nothing beats it :-)

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  3. Would this work with bacon that has been frozen? We rear our own meat and have found the belly pork to greasy to eat these days so several flanks are in the freezer. I usually mince it and use as sausage meat.

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    1. I have been thinking this too. Unfortunately we cut all our belly pork into thick "chops" (we prefer it to loin chops). I think it is deffo worth a shot. Defrost, pat as dry as you can and then start the process. You have nothing to lose. let me know how you do.

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    2. I shall post the recipe for the solution

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  4. I'm salivating at the thought of it. my eldest daughter says she'll willingly become a vegetarian as long as she can have a bacon sandwich once a month 😁

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    1. Someone told me that bacon breaks more vegetarians than any other meat. I'm not surprised!

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  5. Proper bacon! My mouth is watering!

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    1. It really was good Kev. I bet you will be having a go soon. It is your sort of thing.

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  6. Real bacon and no white gunge, brilliant.

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  7. I love a BLT a few times a year. Love Love Love Bacon !

    cheers, parsnip

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  8. Good, I'm glad it came out OK. I remember when I did my second lot, I altered a few things, then wrote down the definitive recipe which I've used since. Once you get it 100% right for your own taste, there's no stopping.

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  9. I can't wait to do this - thank you for sharing. Look forward to the post on the solution x

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  10. Hi Gill,

    My name’s Mal, and I’m part of the Waltons blog team. We've been reading a lot of smallholder blogs lately, and yours does stand out among the crowd - and I love your jaffa cake recipe almost as much as your bacon post!

    In fact, we liked your blog so much we've featured it in our new ’13 super smallholders’ round-up which we’re publishing very soon.

    You're in good company. All the featured bloggers here are highly dedicated, and the common theme I've found with you all is the love of working with plants, animals and the earth, and sharing that with the wider world.

    I hope it’s ok to use this picture of you from http://frugalinderbyshire.blogspot.co.uk/2016/01/reasons-to-be-cheerful.html - do let me know if there’s a better one you’d prefer.

    I’ll be sure to let you know when the post goes live.

    Please let me know if you have any questions or comments - it's always good to hear back from our featured bloggers.

    All the very best,

    Mal
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  11. Hi Gill,

    Just a quick line to let you know that our roundup of our 13 super smallholding blogs, which you’re featured in, is now live at: https://www.waltons.co.uk/blog/13-super-smallholding-blogs

    I hope you like the collection - if you do, please feel free to share it - your own followers may find something of interest there.

    Thanks for continuing to be a fantastic part of the smallholding community. I hope that future seasons prove fruitful and bounteous!

    Please let me know if you have any questions or comments - it's always good to hear back from bloggers that we’ve featured.

    All the very best,

    Mal

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  12. OK, that literally made my mouth water - not fair!

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  13. My son loves bacon...

    Please visit: http://from-a-girls-mind.blogspot.com

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