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Salty Bacon

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]Made my first batch of Bacon. It has been in the fridge now for just two weeks after smoking. But I tried a few slices before resting and it is quite salty. Is there any way that I can soak it in water to draw somemore of the salt out. Or just learn from my mistake?
post #2 of 3
I dont think you can soak it after its smoked. However you can simmer the bacon slices in water before cooking and that will remove a lot of the salt. I simmered my first batch for just a few minutes and it helped alot.
Next time test fry a slice or two before smoking and you can soak it then if it's too salty.
post #3 of 3
Not really anything you can do now. It may not be a complete loss. Save it for making baked beans, or add it to soups.

Share your recipe so we can help you with your next batch.

It is always a good idea to do a fry test after curing and before smoking when making bacon or sausages too make sure your product isn't too salty or to make sure it is seasoned properly.
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