What makes Canadian bacon

Discussion in 'Smoking Bacon' started by clermont, Dec 29, 2007.

  1. clermont

    clermont Newbie

    What makes Canadian Bacon ,Canadian Bacon, and not just pork loin?What is the difference,if there is one?Thanks
  2. packplantpath

    packplantpath Smoking Fanatic

    I had a buddy who worked in a pizza joint that said their canadian bacon was just sliced grocery store ham cut up. Hopefully that's not the case elsewhere.
  3. smoked

    smoked Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    well it is pork loin...but cured and smoked........that's what makes canadian bacon...... [​IMG]
  4. fritz

    fritz Meat Mopper

    ...because when it's sliced thick it looks like a hockey puck.[​IMG]
  5. richtee

    richtee Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Hahaha...SCOOORRREEES! "Boy, he sure got it by the goalie OK, eh?"
  6. Funny in Canada its called Back Bacon !!
  7. scotty

    scotty Smoking Fanatic

    Are you referring to the round bacon that is about 3 inches in diameter and not the type that is about 8 inches long and sliced from a slab????
  8. scotty

    scotty Smoking Fanatic

    confusimg at best lol. thanks for the link[​IMG]
  9. walking dude

    walking dude Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    wait till cowgirl comes around...........she makes, from her pictures......some WONDERFUL looking candian bacon.........she can answer ALL your questions........wet brine vs. dry brine........smoking temps.......brining times.......etc.
  10. walking dude

    walking dude Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

  11. Canadian bacon isn't necessarily smoked either- it is traditionally just brined and rolled in cornmeal.
  12. lcruzen

    lcruzen Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    As I understand it, that is what they refer to a peameal. Americans smoke it and call it Canadian bacon.

  13. tys

    tys Fire Starter

    Peameal Bacon in my neck of the woods.
  14. teacup13

    teacup13 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    yup, but called peameal bacon...its still cured but just not smoked

    it got its name traditionally from being rolled in yellow crushed peas, this was done to ensure better curing and longer shelf life.

    I am Canadian, Eh!
  15. mavadakin

    mavadakin StickBurners

    Canadian Bacon Is Really A Smoked Ham..just Smaller.. Yes The Pork Loin Is Used To Make It..the Folks In Canada Know To Them Its Just Under Another Name..us Americans Geez We Have A Slice Of Ham For Breakfast Right Now And Agian..lets Cut Through The Bs.. Canadian Bacon Is Really Smoked Pork Loin..cured..how You Cure It Dont Matter.. Yes It Tastes Like Ham..but Fry It Up ..or Thin Cut It And Put It On Pizza With Pineapple And Call It Hawaian.. To Funny ..make Your Own ..cost To Much To Buy In The Store..sometimes We Confuse Our Selves. Lets Get It Straight Now......
  16. walking dude

    walking dude Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    MAV.........geez dude......when a couple people from canada tell US.....that its NOT always smoked, why do you take it upon yourself to argue.......my lord
  17. mavadakin

    mavadakin StickBurners

    Dosest Have To Be Smoked....dont Mean To Be A Head Case.. Can Be Done In An Oven Also.. And Be Great ....but If You Had A Choice How Would You Make It..
  18. walking dude

    walking dude Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    if i can get the pickle brine recipe outta squeezy, going to try it once the candian way..........corn meal, without smoking......just to compare........always looking for new and different ways to do the same thing we do the old tired way...........
  19. mavadakin

    mavadakin StickBurners

    I Want To Know This Recipe Pleaseeeeeeeeeeeeeee

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