After making my own peameal bacon for the first time I decided that I wouldn’t be buying peameal bacon from the store ever again. The homemade version has much more flavour, and you know exactly what is going into it, and where you got the pork from. It’s also a simple process with a simple recipe that anyone can do.
The last time I was at Costco, they had whole pork loins on sale for $5 off. I ended up getting a whole loin for about $10, which is a really cheap price. I didn’t have any plans for it when I bought it, but by the time I got home, I had decided that I would make both peameal bacon, and hot smoked Canadian bacon. Peameal bacon is a cured boneless pork loin, traditionally coated in dried and ground yellow peas. Today, corn meal is typically used instead of pea meal. It is lean, but when given a quick fry and not overcooked, it is a delicious and juicy type of bacon. Here’s the recipe for a great homemade peameal bacon.
I like to fry these up until the edges are nice and crispy, but the inside is still a little medium rare. This keeps the peameal bacon from drying out too much, and the texture and taste are a lot better than letting it cook to well done.
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