Canadian bacon cure question

Discussion in 'Smoking Bacon' started by dingle, Mar 7, 2008.

  1. dingle

    dingle Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    I was going to try my first canadian bacon using Cowgirls dry cure. It calls for Morton's tender quick. After looking at two grocery stores and Gander Mountain all I could come up with was "Lem Cure". My question is, is this the same as tender quick? Will it work? The directions say 1/4 tsp per pound. Thanks to everyone in advance!
     
  2. cowgirl

    cowgirl Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Dingle, I don't think it's the same. You might want to order Tenderquick online.
    I have found TQ in the spice section of the local Walmart too....you might check there.
    Good luck to you.[​IMG]

    edited to add...I have never tried the Lem cure, I bet it would make fine canadian bacon...I'm just not familiar with the amounts you would use.
     
  3. dingle

    dingle Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    You are exactly the person I was hoping would respond to this question. Thank you. Truth is I was hoping you would answer the way you did because my pork loin is already in the cure. As long as it works right?
     
  4. cowgirl

    cowgirl Smoking Guru OTBS Member

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    Dingle, I hope it works for you, please let me know how it goes.
    I know there are several good canadian bacon cures out there...I just use TQ cause it's available to me and it's really easy to use. (don't tell anyone)[​IMG]
     
  5. dingle

    dingle Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Thank you Cowgirl. Your secret is safe with me but......I think the cat is out of the bag. When I hear Morton's I think of salt. Do you think this Lem cure will accomplish the same?
     
  6. cowgirl

    cowgirl Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    :)
    Dingle I bet it does.....
    I've never tried it though. As long as you followed their directions, you should be just fine.
    Can't wait to see how it comes out.
     
  7. dingle

    dingle Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Thank you again Cowgirl. This site and the people on it rule!! QVIEW to come in 6 days.
     
  8. cowgirl

    cowgirl Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Thanks for the links Dysart..... and I think you are right. [​IMG]
     
  9. cowgirl

    cowgirl Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    You're sure welcome DINGLE....and thanks for all of your input into the forum too! Glad you're here. [​IMG]
     
  10. fritz

    fritz Meat Mopper

    Dingle, I know your from 'cuse.....you should be able to find TQ at Wegmans in the spice section. Lem cure will be fine....just follow the directions as Cowgirl said.
     
  11. dingle

    dingle Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Sweet! Thank Fritz. Have not been here much lately. How was winter in Roch cha cha?
     

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