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"Breakfast" bacon???

Jillsifer's picture

My very amusing mother is on an oyster binge. I found a recipe on the New Orleans Times-Picayune site for oyster pie.


The recipe calls for four slices of "breakfast bacon."


Can somebody help this California girl, descended of pure Yankee stock?


What on earth is "breakfast" bacon? Does it differ from "lunch" bacon? Is there a "dinner" bacon?


Thank you!!!


 


 


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Christmas is the season for kindling the fire of hospitality in the hall, the genial flame of charity in the heart.

-- Washington Irving

Glenys's picture

(post #35683, reply #1 of 47)

Good question so let's see if we can guess.  It would eliminate salt pork but it could still mean back bacon or side bacon.  Doesn't have to mean smoked but cured would be in order.  I'm still confused by "Canadian bacon" so who knows.  Someone told me once it was bacon with a better meat to fat ratio but if so, why don't people just buy better bacon.

Syrah's picture

(post #35683, reply #4 of 47)

Someone told me once that Canadian Bacon is what we call shortcut bacon. That's the oval part not the whole rasher. Is it the same?

I believe in champagne...

"Life is not easy for any of us. But what of that? We must have perseverance and, above all, confidence in ourselves. We must believe that we are gifted for something, and that this thing, at whatever cost, must be obtained." -Marie Curie

Glenys's picture

(post #35683, reply #5 of 47)

You mean like "we" get with peameal around it?  A loin?

Syrah's picture

(post #35683, reply #6 of 47)

Like so

http://tbn0.google.com/images?q=tbn:VmZOaJCbV-jefM:http://www.burgomaster.com.au/Smoked%2520Products_files/droppedImage.jpg

I believe in champagne...

"Life is not easy for any of us. But what of that? We must have perseverance and, above all, confidence in ourselves. We must believe that we are gifted for something, and that this thing, at whatever cost, must be obtained." -Marie Curie

Glenys's picture

(post #35683, reply #7 of 47)

That's what we call back bacon. 

Syrah's picture

(post #35683, reply #8 of 47)

Ahhhh I've been misled. Thank you.

I believe in champagne...

"Life is not easy for any of us. But what of that? We must have perseverance and, above all, confidence in ourselves. We must believe that we are gifted for something, and that this thing, at whatever cost, must be obtained." -Marie Curie

deejeh's picture

(post #35683, reply #9 of 47)

I don't think you have been misled.  Americans call it Canadian bacon; Canadians call it back bacon.


deej

Gretchen's picture

(post #35683, reply #11 of 47)

What you say is correct, but she was told it was called "shortcut bacon". something else.


Gretchen
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deejeh's picture

(post #35683, reply #14 of 47)

Actually, she calls it 'shortcut bacon' and was told that it was called Canadian bacon...which just happens to push one of my buttons - there's absolutely nothing about peameal back bacon that makes it unique to Canada.


deej

Gretchen's picture

(post #35683, reply #15 of 47)

I thought that was what I said.  ???  I can't help with the "buttons".  'o)


Maybe I don't understand.


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deejeh's picture

(post #35683, reply #16 of 47)

It's not worth belabouring the point - I think you misunderstood Syrah's post.  In any case, she now knows that Canadians call it 'back bacon', and that 'Canadian bacon' is an Americanism.


deej

Syrah's picture

(post #35683, reply #17 of 47)

yes, that is what I meant. Australians call it shortcut bacon. Americans call it Canadian bacon. Now I know that Canadians call it back bacon. Interesting.

I believe in champagne...

"Life is not easy for any of us. But what of that? We must have perseverance and, above all, confidence in ourselves. We must believe that we are gifted for something, and that this thing, at whatever cost, must be obtained." -Marie Curie

Jillsifer's picture

(post #35683, reply #10 of 47)

Thanks, all. I'm going to use the substance known around my house as "bacon."


Charming little term, though.


 


 


I've never been a millionaire, but I just know I'd be darling at it.

Christmas is the season for kindling the fire of hospitality in the hall, the genial flame of charity in the heart.

-- Washington Irving

Marcia's picture

(post #35683, reply #12 of 47)

Charming little term, though.

In certain areas of the country, which shall be nameless, you might be called Miss Snippy for that one. LOL

Jillsifer's picture

(post #35683, reply #13 of 47)

Hoist with my own (historic) petard.


I s'pose that's what I get for my USUAL delivery, but y'know what? This time--for once--I WASN'T being sarcastic. I actually DO think it's cute/sweet/appealing.


And the South has no monopoly on thinking I'm a smart *ss. ;-)


 


 


I've never been a millionaire, but I just know I'd be darling at it.

Christmas is the season for kindling the fire of hospitality in the hall, the genial flame of charity in the heart.

-- Washington Irving

Marcia's picture

(post #35683, reply #18 of 47)

Well, d**mn, I love smart*sses and such comments, and I thought you were very clever. Just goes to show you -- sometimes nobody wins.

Around here, we play 'can you top this' all the time, but then we're awful. Sometimes, I really have to watch it, because being kind and polite is important, too. And no, that remark was not supposed to be an object lesson for you, just in case you wondered. ;-)

I happen to think you're pretty terrific, and entertaining on top of that.

Edited because I decided to find out what a petard was after years of using the phrase. You probably know that it's a small 16th century bomb, which I found surprising. If you have one just hanging around, I'd say it's very valuable. You could retire on the proceeds should you choose to sell. :)


Edited 3/12/2008 10:56 pm ET by Marcia

soupereasy's picture

(post #35683, reply #19 of 47)

Interesting. I have heard the expression but really didn't know what a pertard was.
Live and learn.;) (Always thought it was some sort of flag.)

Marcia's picture

(post #35683, reply #20 of 47)

Nope, not a flag, but that seems logical. It is nice to keep on learning, and I'm sort of surprised that I'd not found out what a petard is (or was), well before now.


Edited 3/12/2008 11:25 pm ET by Marcia

Glenys's picture

(post #35683, reply #21 of 47)

Shakespeare, Hamlet, "hoist by his own petard" can me undoing one's self by a plan or the actual petard was a bomb, so you could blow yourself up. I had this explained to me when I thought it meant hanged or drawn and quartered.


Edited 3/12/2008 11:34 pm by Glenys

Jean's picture

(post #35683, reply #22 of 47)

You got to William just before me...story of my life.


Anyway here's a link.  http://www.straightdope.com/classics/a1_295b.html




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Marcia's picture

(post #35683, reply #25 of 47)

I assumed it was a bayonete-like object, attached to what, I can't imagine.

Lazio1954's picture

(post #35683, reply #26 of 47)

According to Shakespeare; not so hard to imagine.


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Silvana We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give. Winston Churchill
Marcia's picture

(post #35683, reply #27 of 47)

I'd rather not imagine it -- it's quite a bit more violent than I'd always thought. :-) Of course, I didn't really think -- it was just an expression.

Syb's picture

(post #35683, reply #28 of 47)

Re what is Canadian bacon? 


I went out for breakfast last week to a restaurant that has been voted "best for breakfast" numerous times.  I ordered a side of Canadian bacon, figuring it would be meatier and more healthful than regular bacon.  What I was served was a perfectly formed circle of pressed meat that looked only slightly more like Canadian bacon than bologna.  Yuck!  You'll never get me to that restaurant again.

TracyK's picture

(post #35683, reply #29 of 47)

I think you'll find it's not only that restaurant. What we hear termed "Canadian bacon" is usually nearer to wet pressed ham, and tastes nothing like regular belly bacon. Yucky.

CT poster in bad standing since 2000.

Gretchen's picture

(post #35683, reply #31 of 47)

Agree. It has changed drastically in X years. Used to be nice.

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Jean's picture

(post #35683, reply #32 of 47)

Canadian bacon is one of the 'allowed' meats on South Beach, but after trying a couple of brands we swore off.  You used to be able to buy and slice it yourself, now all we can find is presliced vacuum packed stuff that doesn't taste good and is expensive to boot.  I think you're paying for the packaging. We've gone back to crisply cooked regular bacon--either microwaved or baked--and eating less.



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soupereasy's picture

(post #35683, reply #33 of 47)

Have you tried your deli? They get it in "logs" and can slice it for you.

Jean's picture

(post #35683, reply #34 of 47)

Thanks for the tip.  I'll mention it to my personal shopper. (DH) :)



Youth is fleeting. Immaturity, however, can last forever.
http://www.thebreastcancersite.com/

A  clear conscience is usually the sign of a bad memory.
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soupereasy's picture

(post #35683, reply #38 of 47)

You mean you have the same service as mine? That DH shopping service does get around! :)