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Canadian bacon cure question

post #1 of 12
Thread Starter 
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!
post #2 of 12
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.smile.gif

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.
post #3 of 12
Thread Starter 
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?
post #4 of 12
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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)icon_mrgreen.gif
post #5 of 12
Thread Starter 
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?
post #6 of 12
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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.
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post #8 of 12
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Thank you again Cowgirl. This site and the people on it rule!! QVIEW to come in 6 days.
post #9 of 12
Thanks for the links Dysart..... and I think you are right. PDT_Armataz_01_34.gif
post #10 of 12
You're sure welcome DINGLE....and thanks for all of your input into the forum too! Glad you're here. smile.gif
post #11 of 12
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.
post #12 of 12
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Sweet! Thank Fritz. Have not been here much lately. How was winter in Roch cha cha?
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