I've dived into the wondrous of homemade bacon with heavenly results. I got a 6 pound belly and cut it half. I made a Grade A Maple Syrup & Brown Sugar (+ Applewood smoked) Bacon and regular Salt & Pepper (+ Hickory smoked) Bacon.
I'm looking to get a bigger belly todayand make a hefty amount more of each. But I'd like to try something weird/different. Any search I try to do just gets me Maple Syrup + xxx or plain salted bacon. Does anyone have interesting bacon recipes that are slightly away from the norm? I've heard of some interesting ideas of using coffee/espresso, but never any good guidelines of measurements.
And on the topic of bacon, here are some pics from my last cook. All of the photos are of the Maple Syrup & Brown Sugar:
Finished curing after 7 days
This was my first time, so I hot smoked it at ~220 until it hit 150 internally. I think it took my about 4 hours to do 3ish pounds.
Looks like bacon to me!
I was drooling as I sliced these suckers.
I'm drooling right now as I post these pictures.
The Maple and Brown sugar one was by far the best of the two. Normal store-bought or any bacon in general is never as satisfying as mine.
It's so good, I have people seriously lining up to give me money for more. Thanks ahead of time for any recipes!