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Supermarket Standoff: Best Tasting Bacon
Bon Appetit via Yahoo ^ | SEPT 18, 2011 | Bon Appetit

Posted on 09/18/2011 6:10:28 AM PDT by Daffynition

Carnivores, rejoice. This edition of Supermarket Standoff puts front and center the meat that claims unabashed adoration from food writers, chefs, and dudes 'round the world. Bacon has inspired large-scale festivals, questionable hygiene products, and now an international holiday. People love bacon.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Food; Health/Medicine
KEYWORDS: bacon; nitrates; nueskesbacon
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BACON!!!


1 posted on 09/18/2011 6:10:32 AM PDT by Daffynition
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Applewood smoked bacon is the best!


2 posted on 09/18/2011 6:14:54 AM PDT by Daffynition (“There are no compacts between lions and men, and wolves and lambs have no concord.” ~ Homer)
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To: Daffynition

Meat candy.


3 posted on 09/18/2011 6:17:48 AM PDT by ha maker (Sanity for lurkers)
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To: Daffynition

We’ve been catching Plumrose on sale, 2 lb/$7.00.
Stocking up.

It is less fatty than what we usually buy. Tastes good too.


4 posted on 09/18/2011 6:19:01 AM PDT by Vinnie
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To: Daffynition

5 posted on 09/18/2011 6:26:19 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: Vinnie

Plumrose is pretty decent and it’s always reasonable.

Fieldstone Packing thick cut is probably the best tasting but it’s pricey.


6 posted on 09/18/2011 6:27:31 AM PDT by traderrob6
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To: Daffynition

I don’t know that I’ve ever had bad bacon before. I take that back — I’ve had bacon on fast food hamburgers that was bad, usually because it was dripping with fake bacon flavoring. But the packaged bacon I’ve bought at the grocery store and cooked up at home...always tasty.


7 posted on 09/18/2011 6:27:31 AM PDT by Yardstick
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To: Vinnie

I got some Hormel the other day. Too salty.

Just to steal the subject. Fatback, the salt meat we use to season beans and other things is now as pricey or more so than bacon. It’s scrap mostly ,and yet as high as bacon. Unreal. Now I can season with Hormel bacon since it’s almost as salty as the fatback.


8 posted on 09/18/2011 6:30:22 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: Yardstick

We got some bacon at Costco that had a rind on it like leather. Couldn’t hardly bite through it.
That was a downer.


9 posted on 09/18/2011 6:31:51 AM PDT by Vinnie
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To: Daffynition

I love Beelers uncured bacon. Expensive, but worth it.

10 posted on 09/18/2011 6:35:39 AM PDT by Free Vulcan (Vote Republican! You can vote Democrat when you're dead.)
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To: Vinnie

The rind is only left on for the flavor it imparts in the cooking process.

Unless your using it strictly for seasoning value you should trim it off prior to eating.


11 posted on 09/18/2011 6:36:54 AM PDT by traderrob6
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To: Daffynition

We get our bacon from Oberweis dairy with our milk delivery. Don’t know the name off the top of my head, but it is thick cut and very tasty.


12 posted on 09/18/2011 6:44:48 AM PDT by redangus
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To: Daffynition
"People love bacon."

Yes. Especially those who don't care much about longevity.

13 posted on 09/18/2011 6:46:48 AM PDT by Savage Beast ("That is the great eternal question: Are 'Liberals' evil or stupid?" ~Ann Coulter)
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To: Daffynition

In Wisconsin there is nothing comparable Nueske’s.


14 posted on 09/18/2011 6:48:50 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: afraidfortherepublic

In Wisconsin there is nothing comparable TO Nueske’s.


15 posted on 09/18/2011 6:50:11 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: afraidfortherepublic

I’ve lived there. In terms of food, there is nothing comparable to Wisconsin.


16 posted on 09/18/2011 6:53:29 AM PDT by GOP_Party_Animal
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To: All
BBQ Bacon Bomb (most popular recipe on the web)

Contains 5,000 calories and a mind-boggling 500 grams of fat. Uses 2 pounds thick cut bacon, 2 pounds Italian sausage meat, jar of fave BBQ sauce, jar your fave BBQ rub/seasoning.

Construction begins with a "5x5 bacon weave" of interlocking rashers. After coating with a generous helping of BBQ seasoning, the next step is to layer two pounds sausage meat on top of the bacon to create a patty. Next, cover the raw sausage meat with fried bacon - soft or crispy, depending on personal preference - chopped or crumbled into small pieces.

Note - it's okay, and encouraged, to snack on these pieces while you're chopping/crumbling. But keep in mind that once those bacon morsels touch the raw sausage, you'll need to resist all temptations to nibble. This can and will be difficult, but hospital trips are no fun, so stay strong.

Drizzle BBQ sauce over the top of cooked bacon, sprinkle with more BBQ seasoning and the roll into a giant, sausage-shaped monster. One final dusting of seasoning, and the construction is ready to be smoked on the BBQ. Cooking time varies but should take around one hour for each inch of thickness. Once cooked, the Bacon Bomb is basted with more BBQ sauce (sweet sauces are loaded with sugars, so they'll give your fatty a nice glossy finish.) Slice into rounds, sandwich on bun to serve.

17 posted on 09/18/2011 6:54:01 AM PDT by Liz (The rule of law must prevail. We can’t govern ourselves by our personal point of view.)
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To: Savage Beast

BS.


18 posted on 09/18/2011 6:58:29 AM PDT by traderrob6
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To: ha maker

19 posted on 09/18/2011 7:05:18 AM PDT by Daffynition (“There are no compacts between lions and men, and wolves and lambs have no concord.” ~ Homer)
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To: Vinnie

That’s a good price! I used to buy Plumrose almost exclusively, and for some reason, it tastes very, very salty to me now. Must be my taste buds have changed.


20 posted on 09/18/2011 7:07:26 AM PDT by Daffynition (“There are no compacts between lions and men, and wolves and lambs have no concord.” ~ Homer)
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To: Daffynition

Yom!

Now I have a serious craving for a BLT


21 posted on 09/18/2011 7:08:40 AM PDT by mylife (OPINIONS ~ $ 1.00 HALFBAKED ~ 50c)
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To: Vinnie

You should try”Wright’s”It’s from Arkansas and it’s GOOD!!!!!!!!!!!!


22 posted on 09/18/2011 7:09:01 AM PDT by bandleader
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To: JoeProBono

23 posted on 09/18/2011 7:09:32 AM PDT by Daffynition (“There are no compacts between lions and men, and wolves and lambs have no concord.” ~ Homer)
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To: Daffynition

Wright’s thick cliced ... Meijer’s store-brand thick sliced ... both passable

Ashland Gypsy bacon ... custom sliced at the deli counter ... awesome

Danish smoked bacon (can’t spell name but it starts with a “D”) ... custom sliced at the deli counter ... beyond awesome


24 posted on 09/18/2011 7:13:48 AM PDT by TheRightGuy (I want MY BAILOUT ... a billion or two should do!)
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To: Yardstick

We don’t like overcooked bacon...that has the beejezzus fried out of it...that’s what mostly happens to *cooked out restaurant* bacon.


25 posted on 09/18/2011 7:13:56 AM PDT by Daffynition (“There are no compacts between lions and men, and wolves and lambs have no concord.” ~ Homer)
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To: redangus

You have milk delivery? That’s very quaint! I love it! Wish we had it here!


26 posted on 09/18/2011 7:15:57 AM PDT by Daffynition (“There are no compacts between lions and men, and wolves and lambs have no concord.” ~ Homer)
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To: bandleader

That’s our favorite as well.

My grandparents and in-laws ate bacon almost every day. They all lived into their 80’s and 90’s. My grandmother was 99 when she died.


27 posted on 09/18/2011 7:17:04 AM PDT by mom4melody
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To: afraidfortherepublic
Regional bacons are unique. Here we have Nodine's. Unless you live nearby, it's not very convenient. Top drawer product, though.
28 posted on 09/18/2011 7:18:16 AM PDT by Daffynition (“There are no compacts between lions and men, and wolves and lambs have no concord.” ~ Homer)
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To: Liz
Food of the gods. :)


29 posted on 09/18/2011 7:20:26 AM PDT by Daffynition (“There are no compacts between lions and men, and wolves and lambs have no concord.” ~ Homer)
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To: Savage Beast

Relax, enjoy life. You can’t live forever.
Bacon is great.


30 posted on 09/18/2011 7:20:41 AM PDT by bfree (The revolution is coming - OBAMI IS THE ENEMY OF FREEDOM)
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To: GOP_Party_Animal

Nueske’s Bacon is what better restaurants and eateries serve. It’s hard (but not impossible) to find in the supermarket. And, yes, Wisconsin is known for its food, both in quantity and quality!

I had a grandson at 18 months who used to demand Chuck’s bacon!” (It was Nueske’s and he would come for Ohio for it. He’s in college now in NY and has probably forgotten about it by now.)


31 posted on 09/18/2011 7:23:02 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: Daffynition

32 posted on 09/18/2011 7:25:12 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: JoeProBono

Best Gif ever!


33 posted on 09/18/2011 7:27:19 AM PDT by mylife (OPINIONS ~ $ 1.00 HALFBAKED ~ 50c)
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To: Savage Beast
Some of us believe in the *bacon angel* to watch over us. :)


34 posted on 09/18/2011 7:27:57 AM PDT by Daffynition (“There are no compacts between lions and men, and wolves and lambs have no concord.” ~ Homer)
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To: Daffynition
Nueske's
35 posted on 09/18/2011 7:28:05 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: bandleader

“You should try”Wright’s”It’s from Arkansas...”

Actually Wright Brands is from Texas but IBP bought them out and then Tyson took it over from IBP.


36 posted on 09/18/2011 7:28:54 AM PDT by traderrob6
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To: Daffynition
True!

There really is only one bacon.

Nueske's!
google it.....

All the rest is but a pale imitation....

Of course, $12/lb might be a bit steep!!!!!

37 posted on 09/18/2011 7:29:02 AM PDT by Logic n' Reason (The stain must be REMOVED (ERADICATED)....NOW!!)
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To: Yardstick

Bad Bacon is bacon that comes from a a boar. When you cook it, the odor is so rancid you cannot stay in the house with the smell. Very, very bad.


38 posted on 09/18/2011 7:30:55 AM PDT by Texas Songwriter (I ou)
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To: ha maker

Pig Candy out here. Served as bar food.


39 posted on 09/18/2011 7:31:03 AM PDT by BunnySlippers
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To: Daffynition

40 posted on 09/18/2011 7:32:07 AM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

I’m in L.A. Nueske’s is tops!


41 posted on 09/18/2011 7:32:14 AM PDT by BunnySlippers
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To: afraidfortherepublic
In Wisconsin there is nothing comparable TO Nueske’s.

In the WORLD there is nothing comparable to Nueske's!

Make a muslim turn christian, it will!!

42 posted on 09/18/2011 7:32:38 AM PDT by Logic n' Reason (The stain must be REMOVED (ERADICATED)....NOW!!)
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To: JoeProBono
That is amazing!


43 posted on 09/18/2011 7:32:50 AM PDT by Daffynition (“There are no compacts between lions and men, and wolves and lambs have no concord.” ~ Homer)
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To: Logic n' Reason

If you sign up at the website, they offer freebies throughout the year. Nueske’s is my favorite!


44 posted on 09/18/2011 7:34:04 AM PDT by BunnySlippers
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To: Logic n' Reason

LOLOLOL!


45 posted on 09/18/2011 7:34:04 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: martin_fierro

46 posted on 09/18/2011 7:35:14 AM PDT by Daffynition (“There are no compacts between lions and men, and wolves and lambs have no concord.” ~ Homer)
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To: Daffynition

I make my own bacon and it cannot be beat.

It’s very simple. A quick search will yield many recipes/methods.


47 posted on 09/18/2011 7:35:34 AM PDT by 2nd Bn, 11th Mar (The "p" in Democrat stands for patriotism.)
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To: bandleader

The Wright Bacon commercials with the bacon obsessed guy in the shrinks office were hilarious!


48 posted on 09/18/2011 7:35:48 AM PDT by mylife (OPINIONS ~ $ 1.00 HALFBAKED ~ 50c)
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To: BunnySlippers
I've been signed up at the website for years....even visited the plant.

Now that WI is at least officially conservative, it has everything one needs....

Cheese, dairy, the best bacon in the world, and a completely republican state government.

Really can't ask for more than that.

49 posted on 09/18/2011 7:37:23 AM PDT by Logic n' Reason (The stain must be REMOVED (ERADICATED)....NOW!!)
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To: Logic n' Reason
Run-o-the-mill bacon has become so pricey, it's a luxury item in our budget now ...I won't pay more than $4/lb.


50 posted on 09/18/2011 7:38:39 AM PDT by Daffynition (“There are no compacts between lions and men, and wolves and lambs have no concord.” ~ Homer)
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