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The Pulled Bacon, Egg, and Cheese Sandwich: An Experiment

worktogthr

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So this is the time of year I have to start emptying my freezers of all the meat I have hoarded to make room for the 1000s of Christmas cookies that I begin making just after Thanksgiving. I am not much of a baker but it is a tradition of my mom who passed quite a few years back so I continue that tradition and hope to pass it on to my daughter some day.

So something I recently defrosted to play around was a few small pieces of belly. My plan was to cook them to pulling temperature for some pulled bacon.


I cured them with Bearcarver Bearcarver method, weighing each piece and applying the appropriate amounts of TQ and brown sugar, put them in ziplocks and turned them every day for about a week. Time wasn't as huge a concern for the cure because I was going to hot smoke them in the 225-250 range.

Once I had them out of the cure, I rinsed and dried them (didn't soak them and have never had too with Bear's method) and coated with a healthy dose of black pepper, granulated garlic, and granulated onion.


As you can see I tied two small pieces of belly together tight, figuring the thickness would give them more time in the smoke and it worked. The thin piece next to it took abot 3 hours less than the tied pieces.

Smoked them at 225 with hickory the smaller piece taking about 7 hours to get to 205 and the pieces that were tied took about 10 hours. Not sure how long the stall was because I didn't put a therm into the smaller one until it was already at 183. Here are some pics of them going in the smoker and the finished product:

And finally the pulled bacon, egg, and cheese sandwich.


The verdict: Try this! It was everything I hoped for and more. It is the best of both pulled pork and bacon wrapped into one. You get that awesome bacon flavor combined with the crispy crunchy bark you get on briskets and butts. The smell coming off the whole smoked piece was like nothing I have ever smelled. Salty, sweet, amazing. A sandwich like this a cup of coffee and I am a happy man.

Thanks for looking!

-Chris
 

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Chris that looks great,runny eggs don't look good in my beard LOL  Love the idea of the pulled Bacon Points for that

Now about them X-Mas cookies I didn't get a box last year

Richie
 

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Looks really tasty. I did a Butt awhile back and cured it then smoked it. Takes it to another level.

Points.
 

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Chris that looks great,runny eggs don't look good in my beard LOL  Love the idea of the pulled Bacon Points for that
Now about them X-Mas cookies I didn't get a box last year
Richie
Hahaha Richie! I love the runny yolks. Should have taken pictures but when I bit into the first half it literally shot runny egg yolk all over my shirt haha. Funny you mention the cookies. My mother used to make about 5-6 batches of each kind of cookie (about 40 varieties). She'd have enough to send them to friends all over the country by mail as well as give large platters to everyone of her local friends and family. That's how she learned to freeze them and keep their quality in tact. With those kind of numbers she had to start baking around Halloween.
 
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Looks really tasty. I did a Butt awhile back and cured it then smoked it. Takes it to another level.

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Thanks so much for the points. It really does taste great. It's like bacon with little bits of bark in it. I never would have thought to try this a while back because bellies were hard to come by at a decent price. But now my local Costco carries them!
 

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Hey Chris!

That is awesome!!!

I bet this hits the carousel!

Point!

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That is an amazing idea. Gonna try this. Points
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Thanks so much. I just tried it for fun and I turned or great. I can only image how intense a full pulled bacon sandwich would be haha
 

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OMG---That looks so freaking Tasty!!!
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It shouldn't even be legal !!!


Too Dang Tasty to exist !!


Nice Job!!


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Looks super good. I love me some bacon, egg, and cheese on a muffin or biscuit.

This puts McDonald's stuff to shame every second of the day.

Yummy!

 

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Nice meal.

You guys (smf) pull everything: chicken, beef, lamb,now bacon?
 

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OMG---That looks so freaking Tasty!!!:drool ----:points:

It shouldn't even be legal !!!:police2:

Too Dang Tasty to exist !!:drool

Nice Job!!Thumbs Up


Bear
Thanks so much Bear! There isn't much I love more than a nice messy egg sandwich so the pulled bacon just put it over the top! Your bacon making method makes some delicious bacon!
 

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Looks super good. I love me some bacon, egg, and cheese on a muffin or biscuit.
This puts McDonald's stuff to shame every second of the day.
Yummy!
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Thanks so much for the points! Haha and egg mcmuffin on steroids!
 

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Can you say brilliant, Chris? I knew you could.

Point!

Disco
 
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