Kind of what got me thinking I should make my own bacon was watching the Food Network and I saw this independent bacon maker by the name of Allan Benton. He's an interesting character and I mean character. If someone was to morph together Jackie Chan and Jimmy Carter you'd get Allan Benton.
Well I don't think his bacon has nitrites or nitrates in it but I know many here say it's dangerous to make, well consume bacon without these preservatives so I won't be making any like that. Between Allan Benton and Alton Brown I wanted to make bacon without any Sodium Nitrite or Nitrate but I got scarred off after what I read here.
I would like to try Benton bacon but too expensive for me, don't even count the shipping to CA, but the product itself is expensive. Since I have not and will not try the Benton brand I can't say how my home made bacon will compare but I hope it's as good as his because I read reviews and people rave about it. I hope my budget home made bacon taste every bit as good, I just won't know though but I will know if I'll like it.
Any of you ever have Benton bacon and how does your home bacon compare?
See his web site -
Edited by gretscher - 5/18/12 at 9:57pm