Bacon

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  1. Sallytrafic

    Sallytrafic Read Only Funster

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    I have just endured two weeks in Amsterdam with no Bacon, or rather there was bacon but it was wafer thin and there was no real choice. According to my daughter Dutch bacon goes to the UK . So are there any other countries that don't have UK style Bacon?
     
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    USA terrible Bacon and Sausage, funny place!
     
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    It's got to be supply and demand, we demand 'proper' bacon and they supply it. :D The fact they don't like 'proper' bacon beggars belief. (n) :LOL:
     
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    And they put sweet syrup on them, bloody taste buds must be knackered. :eek: :p Brown sauce rules KO! :whistle:
     
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    We've bought 3000+ rashers from Bookers this year. Superb bacon, reasonably priced and will last a month or two in your fridge. Always worth taking a couple of kilos with you (y)
     
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    Try the Middle East - hotels there have Bacon which is made from Turkey meat - same with the sausages.
    And yes, it's a big disappointment on the taste buds.:(
     
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    Probably anywhere except the UK o_O ?
     
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    You can get great bacon in France, don't know about the others, go to the local market to the meat van, and ask for poitrine salee or if you like smoked ask for poitrine fumee, he will show you a big lump , just show him how thick you want it sliced, simples:)
     
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    We found Lidls in Spain sold a bacon we enjoyed.
     
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    Eh? USA love crispy streaky bacon..and so do i!:)

    In fact just doing brunch for when wife gets in from Sunday bike ride...oat pancakes, maple syrup, bacon and sausages
     
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    My grandmother would not have recognised the horrible wet stuff that passes for bacon in much of UK and Holland: pumped full of salt water so that it oozes white mucous when cooked. It amazes me how many tons of it must be transported to Spain in UK vans. The Spanish sell wonderful dry cured bacon that is just sublime with eggs and it costs much the same as the wet stuff.
     
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    What's the rules about taking bacon, and anything else that's normally in the fridge/freezer, abroad? We're off to Amsterdam next week and I thought I would just transfer leftovers from my fridge to the van
     
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    Yes, The UK. We get our bacon from Holland.......(y)

    Trouble is, most of this supermarket bacon is terrible.......No fat or crispy rind. You have to go to a decent butchers, and ask for streaky bacon. Plenty of fat to dip yer bread into. (y)
     
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    Staying within the EU I don't think it's a problem. After the referendum it might be. :)
     
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    You'll be fine within the EU and lots of other places. There would only be problems if you somehow drove to the US and I think Australia. :)
     
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    Ridiculous combination :)
     
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    Oscar Mayer Bacon available almost everywhere.

    It's thin, full of flavour and crisps up to perfection.

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    We've been buying some good bacon in France. It is thin but it isn't injected with water and the smoked stuff is very tasty.
     
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    Since fulltiming I have been forced to cut down on the bacon because frying it in the van spits everywhere even getting on my bed. However about a year ago I dug out my George foreman grill and tried bacon in it. Brilliant. No white scum that then burns in the cooking oil. No spitting ever where and the bacon actually tastes better.

    If you have never tried bacon in a George Foreman grill give it a go. If you like it crispy though it may not work, not tried that sorry.
     
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