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Offline zueth

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Cooking home cured bacon
« on: February 02, 2018, 08:55:02 pm »
I made some maple bacon and smoked/cooked in smoker until IT of 140. When cooking the bacon what have you found works best. I assume I can’t use the normal temps and times that I use with store bought bacon. Thanks


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Re: Cooking home cured bacon
« Reply #1 on: February 03, 2018, 02:07:55 am »
If it is a bacon with a lot of sugar, I either fry at a low  to medium flame, or bake it in an over at 350°F to the crispness I like.


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Cooking home cured bacon
« Reply #2 on: February 03, 2018, 09:50:00 am »
I put the bacon in a non pre-heated oven at set it to 350. Ended up cooking for 20 minutes. The bacon had great flavor the texture was just firmer that I am used to. I am use to cuting bacon with a fork but that was t happening. The sugars on outside got slightly burnt but not bad. How does the texture compare for others?


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Re: Cooking home cured bacon
« Reply #3 on: February 03, 2018, 01:44:59 pm »
Try checking the bacon at 15 minutes; or maybe at 10 minutes; depending on your desired doness.


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Re: Cooking home cured bacon
« Reply #4 on: February 03, 2018, 02:09:10 pm »
Try checking the bacon at 15 minutes; or maybe at 10 minutes; depending on your desired doness.

Its funny because after about 16 minutes I checked and asked my wife if it looked done or if I should go longer and she replied it should go longer.  I shouldn't of listened :)  seems it doesn't take as long since it was already brought up to IT of 140 previously.

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Re: Cooking home cured bacon
« Reply #5 on: February 04, 2018, 02:07:13 am »
Try checking the bacon at 15 minutes; or maybe at 10 minutes; depending on your desired doness.

Its funny because after about 16 minutes I checked and asked my wife if it looked done or if I should go longer and she replied it should go longer.  I shouldn't of listened :)  seems it doesn't take as long since it was already brought up to IT of 140 previously.

You have to always listen to your wife! ;D ;D ;D


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