Monday, May 13, 2013

A Bacon Classic

Truly one of life's simple pleasures is bacon. The belly of the pig, cured and smoked then sliced and pan fried to a crisp. Just some thoughts on this delicacy. First buy slab bacon, not packaged. When you bring it home unwrap it and put in the refrigerator and allow it to dry out a bit. In a cast iron skillet place the strips of bacon and don't crowd it. Turn on the heat and allow the bacon to cook, and don't turn it to quickly. When the bacon is brown on one side flip it over and allow to cook until brown and crisp. I like mine on the real crisp side. Remove from pan and drain on paper towel.


Bacon, lettuce and tomato. A classic.



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24 comments:

  1. Brk Trt,
    Wow! Thats a fine looking sandwich. I love my BLT's with fresh local heirloom or beef stake tomatoes. It will be a few more months before they start showing up @ the farmers market.

    But thanks for making me hungry...........Phil

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    1. DRYFLYGUY,
      Thanks.
      You can"t beat native tomatoes.
      Your welcome Phil.

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  2. One of my all time favorites!

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    1. Mark,
      Thanks.
      It's one of mine also.
      It just makes you smile and feel good.

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  3. Mmmmmmmm......Bacon! One of the few things that can pull my attention away from brookies in a small mountain stream.

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    1. Kiwi,
      Thanks.
      Bacon would probably do the same for me.

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  4. One of the many things I look forward to when Spring rolls around...fresh plucked "maters" and a good old BLT!!

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    1. HighPlainsFlyFisher,
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      Good stuff, agreed.

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  5. Alan
    Anything with bacon on it is beyond good, and yes the BLT is number one in my book. Thanks for sharing

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    1. Bill Trussell,
      Thanks.
      A BLT can put one in a very good frame of mind.

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  6. Bacon makes everything better in life

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    1. LQN,
      Thanks.
      No argument on that from me.

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  7. That looks tasty Alan, I could go with one of them right now!

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    1. brian,
      Thanks.
      Very satisfying for sure.

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  8. We are just now getting some good tomatoes at the store. I've been taking advantage and stuffing myself. That BLT looks mighty tasty.

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    1. Mark Kautz,
      Thanks.
      Local stuff is tops. But one brand that is close to it are "Compari" brand.

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    1. RKM,
      Thanks.
      I thought only small streams and wild brookies did that.

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  10. Brk Trt!!! When we fianlly get out on the River this year, you are the designated chef!!!!

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    1. TROUT1,
      Thanks.
      BLT's made stream side. You've got it Pete.

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  11. Bacon and chocolate. Nature's most perfect foods. Why doesn't broccoli taste like bacon?

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    1. tenkara ambassador,
      Thanks.
      No argument on that from me. Perhaps broccoli fried in bacon fat?

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  12. I think I'm in for an early lunch today if you know what I mean. If you get a chance, check out my blog at wetsdriesandnymphs.blogspot.com, I sell flies too.

    Thanks,
    Josh

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