Bacon .... Ends & Pieces

Discussion in 'Smoking Bacon' started by daveomak, Mar 17, 2012.

  1. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I have used this bacon before and it has a good flavor.....  This pkg had good ratio of meat/fat so home it came with me...


    Into a colander and on a pie tin to catch any fat.....  4 hours smoke at 175*F..... flipping every 20 min or so with tongs....

    Lots of smokey aroma and flavor now... 


    Onto a foil lined sheet pan and into the freezer to cool...  In a couple hours I will vac-pac into small usable pkgs.

    for adding to beans, casseroles. chowder or other dishes for flavoring...   No point wasting your expensive delicious bacon when you have nice smokey ends and pieces...   You have got to be cheap to think up this stuff......  


    Enjoy the pics.....     they make me hungry......   Dave
  2. solaryellow

    solaryellow Limited Mod Group Lead

    What is its final destination Dave?
  3. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Joel, evening..... Right now, the E&P's are in vac bags and in the freezer.....  I'm thinking the bride will make some clam chowder soon, maybe some fried rice, maybe an open faced TBC on an english muffin cooked under the broiler, (tomato, bacon, cheese), I love beans and bacon too...  How about a fritatta with bacon crumble.....   everything is better with bacon.....  [​IMG].... especially when it has extra smoke for a kick.... 

    Whatdayathink ?????   Got any ideas ????     Dave

  4. solaryellow

    solaryellow Limited Mod Group Lead

    Fritatta sounds good my friend.
  5. jrp

    jrp Newbie

    I use bacon ends in my venison summer sausage and bratwurst.
  6. ronrude

    ronrude Meat Mopper

    Bacon Bits are fairy dust for food.  Sprinkle some on a salad and "POOF",  you have a meal.

    (From comedian Jim Gaffigan.) 
  7. venture

    venture Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    We always have ends and odd pieces in the freezer.

    So many ways to use them!

    Good luck and good smoking.
  8. Evening Dave, I'm with you on the bacon ends and pieces, I buy 3 pound packages of it at my local Cash and Carry, I have never tried doing a smoke on it, but since you have and it makes it better, I will do that the next time I buy a package.

    I usually dump the whole package in a large skillet and fry it all up, then bag and freeze it, Then when I want to make the Mrs. her favorite, scrambled eggs with bacon, I have it already fried and ready to go. It also comes in real handy for making BLT's What I like is it is already in pieces, but I cut any larger pieces into small pieces, and then make the sandwich as normal, what is nice in this way is when taking a bite of the BLT, ya don't drag the whole slice of bacon out of the sandwich.

    I have used it in green beans, steamed spinach, and any number of dish's using bacon.

  9. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Joel...... Fritatta's are good.... Bacon, cheese, left over spuds, broccoli etc.... They must be healthy and a good way to use left-overs....
    jrp.... I have bought the "mostly fat" packs to add to sausage too... I don't have a butcher near by that has pork fat for sale....
    ron and venture..... Bacon has to be the most versatile food there is....  some high end bars are using it to flavor their "spirits" as seen on the food channel....  very creative folks....
    Rich, That was something I did also.... Now they have added smoke...  I like it better with more smoke... DUH... cook them fully in the smoker or in the fry pan after smoke... 

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