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National Bacon Day

donmdonm Posts: 10,241 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

I, for one, love bacon. With eggs, without eggs, in a BLT, in a burger, even in a quiche when feeling fancy. For health reasons, I've taken to turkey bacon but it's definitely not the same. Some times I just need the real thing.

In case anyone overindulges in bacon today, it's also National Bicarbonate Of Soda Day. I can think of a few coaches who may be imbibing some of this today. Some rough bowl games.

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    RPMdawgRPMdawg Posts: 2,928 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    For real. Wife just cooked whole pack before leaving on shopping trip. I think I can eat entire pack, but will share with daughter

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    BankwalkerBankwalker Posts: 5,348 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    I shall celebrate the day by pairing with venison backstrap.

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    donmdonm Posts: 10,241 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    @Bankwalker said:
    I shall celebrate the day by pairing with venison backstrap.

    ooh, very nice.

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    ColumboColumbo Posts: 283 ✭✭✭✭ Senior

    I just saw a chef on TV who had prepared chocolate covered bacon with powdered sugar.

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    donmdonm Posts: 10,241 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    @Columbo said:
    I just saw a chef on TV who had prepared chocolate covered bacon with powdered sugar.

    That's some serious cookin' there.

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    RPMdawgRPMdawg Posts: 2,928 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    @Columbo said:
    I just saw a chef on TV who had prepared chocolate covered bacon with powdered sugar.

    I have tried that at a wedding reception minus the powdered sugar. Was good. Thought it was bbqed bacon though

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    WCDawgWCDawg Posts: 17,293 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    This seems like a deliberate slap in the face to sausage, especially the little hot link variety.....that is all.

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    donmdonm Posts: 10,241 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    @WCDawg said:
    This seems like a deliberate slap in the face to sausage, especially the little hot link variety.....that is all.

    size matters.

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    DirtDawgDirtDawg Posts: 532 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    I cook it on the grill over indirect heat when I can. The family loves it.

    Also, every day should be bacon day.

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    Casanova_FlatulenceCasanova_Flatulence Posts: 3,126 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    I'm celebrating today with some Whole Foods thick cut Black Forrest bacon. It's really good!

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    CatfishCatfish Posts: 1,703 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    Wife has been doing Keto for about a year now. Lots of real bacon. We like bacon. I also use bacon with venison recipes, try fresh tenderloin with an additional 50% by weight chopped bacon or country ham and a good sweet onion, cook low and slow. Mmmmm.

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    Dawgsince76Dawgsince76 Posts: 728 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    Ill have to get into some of my bacon infused bourbon this evening

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    JRT812JRT812 Posts: 4,697 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    Wooohoooo bros. Love this day! Going to grill ups some bacon wrapped stuffed jalapeños I’m honor of this day

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    allywallyw Posts: 1,268 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    I feel like we would be remiss to not mention the king of bacon.

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    DirtDawgDirtDawg Posts: 532 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    @allyw said:
    I feel like we would be remiss to not mention the king of bacon.

    I can never get the bacon done enough without cooking the shrimp too much. What's the secret?

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    allywallyw Posts: 1,268 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate
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    JRT812JRT812 Posts: 4,697 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    @DirtDawg said:

    @allyw said:
    I feel like we would be remiss to not mention the king of bacon.

    I can never get the bacon done enough without cooking the shrimp too much. What's the secret?

    Cook the shrimp somewhat first and then wrap finish on a high heat

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    BankwalkerBankwalker Posts: 5,348 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    @JRT812 said:

    @DirtDawg said:

    @allyw said:
    I feel like we would be remiss to not mention the king of bacon.

    I can never get the bacon done enough without cooking the shrimp too much. What's the secret?

    Cook the shrimp somewhat first and then wrap finish on a high heat

    Opposite. Pre-cook the bacon.

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    donmdonm Posts: 10,241 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    @Bankwalker said:

    @JRT812 said:

    @DirtDawg said:

    @allyw said:
    I feel like we would be remiss to not mention the king of bacon.

    I can never get the bacon done enough without cooking the shrimp too much. What's the secret?

    Cook the shrimp somewhat first and then wrap finish on a high heat

    Opposite. Pre-cook the bacon.

    Have never cooked this dish but I'd go with option # 2 - pe-cook the bacon and let it finish with the shrimp.

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    JRT812JRT812 Posts: 4,697 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    @Bankwalker said:

    @JRT812 said:

    @DirtDawg said:

    @allyw said:
    I feel like we would be remiss to not mention the king of bacon.

    I can never get the bacon done enough without cooking the shrimp too much. What's the secret?

    Cook the shrimp somewhat first and then wrap finish on a high heat

    Opposite. Pre-cook the bacon.

    Guess whatever works to get the end result that is desired

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