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Old 29-01-2009, 08:24   #16
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Also, if your ever in Spain, go to a specialist shop and get a leg of cured ham (jamon curado), its so good, keeps for ages and will cost you only $80.
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I bought a case of canned bacon along with some other canned, precooked meats and I rather like it. I don't eat bacon all the time, but it is nice that it has such a long shelf life.
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You guys are making me hungry. I am in the Middle East right now. Real bacon is but a memory. We have Turkey bacon here. Actually it's not that bad.
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How did the cowboys do it? Seems in the movies they always had coffee and a slab of bacon in the morning.

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Seacap, the cowboys used salt pork. Mama would boil it in fresh water and pour off the water three times and then fry it. I did not like it except to flavor a pot of beans. Now I have a low salt diet. I wonder if Mama's salt pork useage was bad for me?
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I wouldn't be surprised if they also used cured bacon, I'm sure the Spanish brought that with them too... And cured keeps longer than just salted and boiled... It just needs to be wrapped in cheese cloth and kept dry.
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We've had canned bacon but it's very salty. When we provisioned to travel south I bought pre-cooked bacon at our favorite wholesale membership store and popped it in the freezer. It's very good, better than canned, and re-heats very quickly.

One of the most used food items for us is canned chicken breast chunks - good for lunch, dinner, or appy!
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We loved canned bacon on Exit Only, and I liked the salty flavor . I sweat so much in the tropics that I need salt replacement. Canned bacon was a great way to get the salt I wanted.
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Not a big spam lover, I think I will stick to real bacon when we can buy it.
Spam tastes three times better once you've lost sight of land.
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Honey Baked Spam

A few years ago, a friend of mine managed a HoneyBaked Ham Store. We thought it might be fun to treat a can of Spam the same way they treated ham. Was it good? No. It was excellent!

Spam gets a bad reputation just like WD-40. The purist snobs don't understand true purity like Spam and WD-40.
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When I was a boy scout, about 45 years ago, we had canned bacon, and it tasted just like regular bacon. The package seems greasy, but that's because it's not refrigerated. Does anyone know where to buy it in the states, along with canned butter? Thanks for any sources.
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The pre-cooked bacon from Hormel and other companies keeps with out refrigeration and is in two serving size packets, generally about 3 per box.... but to be honest... a box is generally a single serving size when no one can see me doing it!

I'm pre packing now for my next 3 months in the Eastern Carib and will be taking a few boxes along in the checked bag.
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How did the cowboys do it? Seems in the movies they always had coffee and a slab of bacon in the morning.

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Canned bacon is not far from the truth...

Real cowboys ate out of cans - ever see pictures from the old American West? Every house, campsite or mine had giant piles of empty cans. Period journals and letters very often complain of canned foods.

I imagine Holywood cowboys ate at a buffet and drank cocktails when the cameras weren't rolling.

As for canned and pre-cooked bacon? My personal opinion is that they are fine if mixed with something (say on a burger, BLT or in beans). By itself it is less than desirable. But better than nothing to say spruce up a plate of eggs.
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Just Some Thoughts

  1. PETA must be pretty desperate to get you to pay attention to their unpopular ideas if they're stooping to the same kind of sexual associations in their ads as does their nemesis: the sloppy/sensual Carl's burger ads. The end justifies the means?
    (And by the way, those phallic vegetables between the legs of the actress is a rather crude (in the sense of not subtle) image)
    The thought that PETA wants to train people to become subconsciously aroused at the sight of a head of cauliflower is laughable.
  2. I don't think WD-40 on Spam would be good at all…
  3. I will not make any "lubricant" comments.
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Tried some tinned bacon a few years ago,and it was bloody salty, pretty greasy,and not really all that good.
Sounds like it has not changed since the last time I tried it 40 years ago. I don't recall the salty part but it was mostly grease. If you have ever bought the really cheap bacon at the store then you can get an idea of what comes in the can. It's not that it's impossible to make good canned bacon but the good stuff comes in a clear package that you can see. Once you get rid of the grease there isn't much left.

Spam has a lot of meat for the weight of the can. Bacon is not a very good value unless you need the bacon fat.
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