Sunday, January 27, 2008

Jim Oliver's Hickory Smoked Bacon - Jan 2008

The Fung/Yeh household has been without any bacon for about 2 weeks now, so I've been impatiently waiting the latest bacon installment for a while. A few times, we've made something for dinner that was good, but could have been great with some added bacon. Considering I get bacon in the mail once a month, I've resisted buying any other bacon on my own, but that policy may just have to change.

In any case, the January installment arrived just in time for us to make BLTs for dinner last night. Jim Oliver (whose father's name was apparently Cheatum) definitely likes to cut long thick slices of bacon. The slices were longer than the width of our grill pan, and there were only about 12 slices to a pound. This resulted in large chewy slices of bacon. Although the texture was great, we both found it to be a bit too salty when eaten alone (and even a bit on the BLTs), so this variety should definitely be mixed with other ingredients. Also, I couldn't really taste any smoke (let alone hickory).

Bacon ranking:
1. North Country Cob Smoked Bacon (Oct 2007)
2. Vande Rose Farms Applewood Smoked Bacon (Dec 2007)
3. Jim Oliver's Hickory Smoked Bacon (Jan 2008)
4. Tripp Country Bacon (Nov 2007)

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