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Peameal bacon - done

Misippi EggerMisippi Egger Posts: 5,095
edited 3:18AM in EggHead Forum
I know some of you are about sick of the peameal bacon posts... :sick: :laugh:

Finally got all of it sliced and cooked the peameal and the Canadian bacon for comparisons....





Both loins completely sliced - some FINE eats..... :woohoo:

Taste test:
We pan fired a couple of pieces of each bacon for breakfast this morning. Strangely, the peppered, smoked loin tasted saltier than the Peameal. :huh:
The peppered one sat in iced water (that was changed) for several hours, then rested, uncovered in the fridge overnight before smoking, yet tasted saltier to both of us than the peameal that only got a thorough rinsing off before the cornmeal was added, then wrapped and kept in the fridge. - Strange!

One could definitely appreciate a taste difference between the two bacons. The peameal, of course, had a little crunch from the meal and the peppered one was smokier. :whistle: Hard to tell. I did like the peameal a lot - maybe because it was something different.
We are headed to the Alabama beach in a few hours for a 4-day vacay, and will do further 'research' on this perplexing challenge :) . Will make some peameal sandwiches one day .....

Future experiments - comparing this Hi Mountain version to two true peameal bacon cure recipes. Stay tuned... :silly:


  • That link to the peameal site, which called the peameal low fat and low sodium, compared the nutritional contents of peameal, BB, and Canadian on the next page: peameal topped the sodium content with 1100 mg/serving!
    Don't think I could handle the crunchiness of the cornmeal...but on the beach sand ends up everywhere!! ;)
    Have a great time!
  • Misippi EggerMisippi Egger Posts: 5,095
    I didn't read that far into the nutritional stuff. The peameal definitely tasted less salty than the other one.

    The amount of cornmeal per slice is minimal - only a hint of crunch.

    I will let the 'beach sand' comment slide..... :whistle: :evil: :laugh:
  • Gator Bait Gator Bait Posts: 5,244
    Looks great Clark, I love bacon and may have to give that a try one of these days. Any idea how that type of bacon works for pig candy? I've only made it from the other type of bacon. Does the Hi Mountain BBB have much flavor besides salt and how do you like it so far? Thanks for sharing.


  • Mr HollowayMr Holloway Posts: 2,034
    Looks like you nailed it Clark
    The peameal bacon looks perfect

    Will have to put this on the "to do" list
    Thanks for the posts :)

  • Grillin GuyGrillin Guy Posts: 302
    Great review, Clark! I'm certainly going to be trying this in the near future.
  • I was looking to find this post :)
    It looks great, enjoy your sandwiches :side:
  • Misippi EggerMisippi Egger Posts: 5,095
    I doubt it would work for pig candy since it is so lean.

    I don't think the Hi Mtn cure adds much flavor on it's own. It get most of the flavor when its smoked.
  • HossHoss Posts: 14,600
    Clark,you are NOT supposed to PEE in the meal! :pinch: Just funnin.GREAT lookin cook.Keep us posted on the upcomming results. :)
  • Misippi EggerMisippi Egger Posts: 5,095
    Thanks, Shane. It tasted good, but I have never had 'store-bought' Peameal, so hard to know how it compares...
  • Misippi EggerMisippi Egger Posts: 5,095
    Thanks, Diane. Definitely looking forward to it!
  • Misippi EggerMisippi Egger Posts: 5,095
    Thanks, I think. :huh:

    It might be a couple of weeks before I try it again...
  • Misippi EggerMisippi Egger Posts: 5,095
    Thanks, Terry.

    BTW that brisket looked awesome and apparently it tasted the same! Looks like the Coast has got a 'keeper' in Kevin!
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