Bacon

Discussion in 'EtcetEra' started by D65, Jan 5, 2018.

  1. D65

    D65
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    Having these two back to back, why America, why?

    Why do you have these thin streaks that are cooked until they burn?

    Is there a legit reason for this?
     
  2. Ray Wonder

    Ray Wonder
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    That's ham
     
  3. THEVOID

    THEVOID
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    Why not both?
     
  4. RoadHazard

    RoadHazard
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    Why not neither?
     
  5. ____

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    You’re insane. Real (American) Bacon is a gift from the heavens.
     
  6. signal

    signal
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    US bacon is garb. Adds a nice crunch to a sandwich, though.
     
  7. D65

    D65
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    I can confirm that US ham is not at all what we call Bacon. Ham is something else.

    We have both in the UK, but I don't think the US has.
     
  8. Dan

    Dan
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    Given OP's recent escapades in the Colonies, I think his viewpoint is legit.
     
  9. Ray Wonder

    Ray Wonder
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    This is what properly cooked bacon looks like

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  10. D65

    D65
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    Eating a Bacon roll right now on my way through the midlands.

    I'm so home.
     
  11. djkimothy

    djkimothy
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    All are fantastic. Even Canadian bacon. I don’t argue over bacon. Just give me the salty goodness.
     
  12. Taurus Silver

    Taurus Silver
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    Exactly. Not sure why the OP posted an image of ham and called it bacon.
     
  13. Bacon is just cured cuts of pork, there is no right or wrong. American bacon is traditionally from the pork belly so that's why it looks like that
     
  14. BLEEN

    BLEEN
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    For real. WTF is with that burnt stuff above? That's how it's done, chewy with a bit of a crunch on the ends.
     
  15. darkwing

    darkwing
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    but it causes cancer?
     
  16. I’m not going to let this fly. I just spent like 3 weeks in London and I had plenty of that kind of Crispy bacon in the bottom right picture. The meal wasn’t even labeled as American style.

    Also, good bacon in America is not that burned mess. It should still be somewhat jerky/chewy.
     
  17. BLEEN

    BLEEN
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    Anything with nitrites, unfortunately. :(
     
  18. King Tubby

    King Tubby
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    They are both good. Stop hating.

    Although the cooked American bacon you post is a little overcooked for my taste.
     
  19. D65

    D65
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    Butters.
     
  20. THEVOID

    THEVOID
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    We have ham and eggs. It's a popular side.
     
  21. St. Alphonzo

    St. Alphonzo
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    No, it isn't.

    It's back bacon which isn't the same as ham.

    Looks like crispy fat with barely any bacon.
     
  22. haveheart

    haveheart
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    Isn't it really British bacon vs bacon in the rest of the world?

    At least in Germany, we're used to US bacon. I don't like British ham stuff bacon...
     
  23. Ray Wonder

    Ray Wonder
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    It looks like ham
     
  24. St. Alphonzo

    St. Alphonzo
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    It isn't.
     
  25. haveheart

    haveheart
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    bham?
     
  26. Kuma Bear

    Kuma Bear
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    Both taste great, bacon is bacon.

    Now biscuits, that's where you have the second war for independence.
     
  27. Galkinator

    Galkinator
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    Yeah what's in your pic is completely burnt. American one is way better when properly cooked
     
  28. TreadTalks

    TreadTalks
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    1. The final picture in the OP is not properly cooked bacon.
    2. I've had both "American" bacon and "real" bacon.
    3. "American" bacon is wonderful and superior.
     
  29. rhn94

    rhn94
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    such a fair comparison, burn the american bacon but cook the british bacon well
     
  30. Malovis

    Malovis
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    Bacon is garbage.
     
  31. Clefargle

    Clefargle
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    Just ordered a BLT

    American B
     
  32. Ray Wonder

    Ray Wonder
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    Probably tastes like ham too
     
  33. RoadHazard

    RoadHazard
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    In Sweden we call the left one bacon and the right one just pork. Both are horrendous.
     
  34. Geoff

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    ITT - people who don't know what ham is and don't know what bacon is

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  35. St. Alphonzo

    St. Alphonzo
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    Well it tastes like bacon as opposed to tasting like crispy lard.

    Depends what you prefer.
     
  36. Ray Wonder

    Ray Wonder
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    Crispy lard is what dreams are made of
     
  37. Knight613

    Knight613
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    If it isn't pork belly it isn't bacon.
     
  38. John Kowalski

    John Kowalski
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    Why not eat an apple or a pear instead huh.
     
  39. Hollywood Duo

    Hollywood Duo
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    We have different cultures so we eat different things. They are both inferior to pork belly and pancetta anyway.
     
  40. NumberThree

    NumberThree
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    Both are good and have their place. UK style works well when it's the primary component of what you're eating (like eggs Benedict), US style when it's just there to give some taste (like in a hamburger).
     
  41. haveheart

    haveheart
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    Which one is the real bacon™?
     
  42. Ray Wonder

    Ray Wonder
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    Bacon

    ^^^ let him tell us
     
  43. THEVOID

    THEVOID
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    If it's wrapped in bacon.
     
  44. BLEEN

    BLEEN
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    Back bacon should just be called 'Backon'. Done.

    and what's the head? Ham or bacon?
     
  45. Unless it's Francis, it's overrated.
     
  46. Raptomex

    Raptomex
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    I respectfully disagree with the former and agree with the latter. Crunchy bacon is amazing.
     
  47. D65

    D65
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    What you mean is, UK Bacon is so tasty it can be all you have and it's amazing:
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    Whereas US Bacon can take a $15 Burger and be the worst part about it:
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    Why would anyone want to add burntness to their meal?
    I was given bacon and eggs and it was just eggs with a side of crispy.
     
  48. Pankratous

    Pankratous
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    American bacon is literally garbage. Totally wasted meat, disgusting.

    Also, "that's ham" has to be the most annoying response ever. No it isn't. It's literally bacon. Ham is a different thing.
     
  49. TreadTalks

    TreadTalks
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    You are completely underselling “US style” bacon here.
     
  50. Both are the meat of the gods. So I'll happily enjoy both.