18 thoughts on “Leaky Bacon

    1. The Old Boy

      “It is a great mistake and a thing better done without, like bed-jars and foreign bacon.”

      -Flann O’Brien.

    1. lolly

      except for the “dry cure” rashers which are rolled in dry salt as opposed to injected with salt water. Most supermarkets now have a dry cure rasher as well as a wet cure but the best ones come from a decent butcher. Someone like Jack McCarthy in Kanturk or Kellys of Newport would never dream of using a wet cure.

  1. Niall Glynn

    “Is it life?” he answered, “I would rather be without it,” he said, “for there is queer small utility in it. You cannot eat it or drink it or smoke it in your pipe, it does not keep the rain out and it is a poor armful in the dark if you strip it and take it to bed with you after a night of porter when you are shivering with the red passion. It is a great mistake and a thing better done without, like bed-jars and foreign bacon.”

  2. wearnicehats

    it just means it has been wet cured – standard to most markets. Less salty

    Dry cured is more expensive and tends to be very salty

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