Originally Posted by DaveOmak
Hey Bearcarver.... What's that for ???? I don't hate Morton's Tender Quick... It has been a home staple for years..... Many folks have made safe, home cured meats because Morton's took the lead and made a home curing product, that was easy for folks to use.... No scales needed to weigh out their product.... Plenty of room to err when it comes to adding their product... I think it is quite a remarkable product.....
I just get sick of people crying foul because of a tiny amount of Nitrates, and you usually are one to bring it up.
If it was harmful, they wouldn't be allowed to sell it, or at least put a label "Not for use with Bacon" on it.
If you think it's a good product, why do you bring it up so often----Do you really think someone can taste that small amount of nitrates?
All of my curing Step by Steps are with TQ, and some like to try to scare people away from it.
I checked with the USDA, and they said it was fine---"Go ahead & use it".