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    Okay! The sun is just over the horizon and the cool, early morning dew is still on the grass. You've crawled out of your bedroll and either fired up the Coleman stove, or found some live embers, from last night's campfire, on which to enkindle a new fire. The coffee can wait til later.

    What do you place into your cast-iron skillet? Thick or thin bacon?

    Me? I'll go with some hand cut, THICK, traditionally smoked, slab-bacon, lovingly laid into the skillet, cooked to perfection and its grease saved to cook the hash-brown potatoes and eggs in.

    Ummmm! Bacon! What say you guys/gals?.
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    Thick and not to crisp, and not just for breakfast. I love mixing bacon in with friend potatoes and onions "Volker style". I also like it layered with peanut butter, "Ami style". Great stuff.
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    • #3
      Hmmm think we need a breakfast thread.

      Thick cooked and chewy but not raw. But I don't like crips.
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      • #4
        Thick........makes better pig candy.
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        • #5
          Originally posted by johnbryan View Post
          Okay!
          Thick or thin bacon?
          To me, size does not matter.
          What does matter is that the bacon isn't crisp.
          I will eat it crisp, but I like it soft and pliant.
          I can eat a whole pound, no problem.

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          Crisp wood-smoked bacon. Thick slices of juicy, vine-ripened tomatoes. Leafy lettuce with a slather of creamy mayonnaise. All brought together on toasted sourdough bread. Who doesn't love a BLT?

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          • #6
            Thin and extra crispy

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Slug View Post
              Who doesn't love a BLT?


              I don't that way but make one with a nicy country style dijon mustard and I'm all over it
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              • #8
                Originally posted by Slug View Post
                To me, size does not matter.
                What does matter is that the bacon isn't crisp.
                I will eat it crisp, but I like it soft and pliant.
                I can eat a whole pound, no problem.

                Bacon, Lettuce and Tomato Sandwich
                Crisp wood-smoked bacon. Thick slices of juicy, vine-ripened tomatoes. Leafy lettuce with a slather of creamy mayonnaise. All brought together on toasted sourdough bread. Who doesn't love a BLT?

                Oh Slug yer makin' me hungry! I've had several BLT's this year with my homegrown tomatoes, nothing better on earth IMHO. I like my bacon thin and semi crisp. Gotta go see if we have any bacon I've a hankerin' for a BLT now!!
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                • #9
                  Thick enough to scoop up eggs is the rule.
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                  • #10
                    I have bacon with far too many meals to expect to live to a long age.. but I love it so.

                    Like most on here, thick cut, not too crispy.
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by johnbryan View Post
                      Okay! The sun is just over the horizon and the cool, early morning dew is still on the grass. You've crawled out of your bedroll and either fired up the Coleman stove, or found some live embers, from last night's campfire, on which to enkindle a new fire. The coffee can wait til later.

                      What do you place into your cast-iron skillet? Thick or thin bacon?

                      Me? I'll go with some hand cut, THICK, traditionally smoked, slab-bacon, lovingly laid into the skillet, cooked to perfection and its grease saved to cook the hash-brown potatoes and eggs in.

                      Ummmm! Bacon! What say you guys/gals?.
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                      My mom used to practically burn the bacon, and that's the only way I'll usually eat it: cooked to a crackly crisp, where it's not bendy at all and there's not a speck of white showing. I guess thin bacon is best for that.

                      Also, the leaner, the better. I like to turn a blind eye to the fact that bacon is naturally fatty, because if I thought about it, I wouldn't eat it.

                      In restaurants, I used to try ordering "crisp bacon," but that often didn't work. So I tried, "extra crispy," but I'd still get a rubbery piece now and then. Finally, I started saying, "If the chef will burn the bacon -- I mean really cook it so that it's nearly, or even literally, burnt -- I'll have bacon; otherwise I'll have sausage instead."

                      All that said, last week I went to an Irish pub (here in the Twin Cities, USA) and had a BLT made with "Irish rasher bacon." The waitress warned me that it wasn't the bacon I was probably used to -- it's thicker and more like ham. But I tried it anyway, and it was pretty good. I've never cared much for ham, and this "rasher bacon" was fattier than I'd have liked. But it was OK. I might order it again, though I prefer the corned-beef sandwich I had the week before.

                      Utterly disgusting to me was something I saw my brother-in-law do once. He cooked his own bacon one morning, because he said everybody else does it wrong. He heated the skillet, laid out two or three strips of fatty, thin bacon and let them sizzle for two seconds. Then he flipped them over and sizzled them two seconds on the other side. And onto his plate they went, looking almost like they hadn't been cooked at all. Yecch!
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                      • #12
                        Both!!!

                        I also like it on my cheesburgers.
                        On a smoked turkey sub.
                        Crumbled in my green beans with a little onion.
                        Diced in my baked beans.
                        In my poultry stuffing.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by johnbryan View Post
                          The coffee can wait til later.
                          No it can't... Oh, no... it simply can't...



                          Coffeeeeeee !!!


                          That said... any thickness, crispy like it was never part of some critter that rooted about in the earth for Franco-fungi clusters !
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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Lokinar View Post
                            No it can't... Oh, no... it simply can't...



                            Coffeeeeeee !!!


                            That said... any thickness, crispy like it was never part of some critter that rooted about in the earth for Franco-fungi clusters !
                            Wit'cha on the coffee Lokinar! Bacon thickness doesn't matter, just so its not too crispy.

                            I wonder how the way people like their bacon compares with the way they like their jerky? I'm the same for both.......especially the deer jerky!
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                            • #15
                              What, doesn't anybody else out there like bacon?!
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