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Streaky back bacon?

post #1 of 19
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What is Streaky back bacon? I had never heard of it tell I just saw it mentioned several times in another topic here.
post #2 of 19
It's a type of British bacon - but maybe other countries sell it too! It's a little fatty, but crisps up well.

I think our bacon is slightly similar to Canadian bacon.
post #3 of 19
Thread Starter 
Ok. So I could probably substitute Canadian bacon then.
Thank you!
post #4 of 19
I don't know about that....! streaky is just one cut of British bacon - and although I know Canadian bacon is more like ours than US bacon... I can't be sure that what you buy as Canadian will, in actual fact, be streaky bacon (not without a phtograph, anyway!)

I'm sure a more knowledgeable American cook will be along shortly who can help!:D
post #5 of 19
Never heard the term streaky bacon, but it sounds a lot like pancetta
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post #6 of 19
mmmm, I'll try but what we really need is someone who has cooked in Britain and America. First off Canadian bacon is not streaky bacon to the best of my knowledge. I may be wrong but am not uncertain. streaky bacon from what I have seen on various English cooking shows is actually more like American thin cut bacon. Cooks like it and may even taste like it, I wouldn't know, haven't eaten it. While Lardons (not sure of the spelling) look more like our Thick cut bacon and I mean THICK or our bits and ends. It has a lot of fat and is used in small chopped cubes or bits as a beginning to sauces or soups, think German potato salad.

as I said, I may be wrong but feel that is a pretty accurate description. Anyone that knows for sure, please feel free to correct me:D
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post #7 of 19
Streaky bacon is the USA's normal bacon.
post #8 of 19
Here's some photographs of various categories of UK bacon, from one of the UK's better supermarkets (Waitrose) via their online service.

Ocado: Shop: Food: Meat & Poultry: Bacon
post #9 of 19
I have never felt so bacon deprived in all my life. Dear Saints of Salted Pork Batman! Tulip smoked? for real? that sounds a little over the top but I would have to try it.
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post #10 of 19
tulip wood, related to poplar as I recall. Has a flower similar to a tulip.
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post #11 of 19
For many years, we in Scotland were deprived - ie we had no Waitrose. Now we do... YEAAAYYYYY.
As supermarkets go, it's probably the best (OK, it's expensive, but it's certainly the best!) we've got.

As you can see, we have LOADSA bacon products!:smiles:
post #12 of 19
Canada = Loin. similar to the uk back bacon which has the eye and and a wee bit of streaky

In the uk we generally have back bacon as above with more streaky

Streaky is the belly meat, same as the US but we slice it thicker and it doesnt crisp up the way the us cut does.

I loooooove us bacon with corn, or maple syrup and those skinny little sausages you do so well ( our sausages tend to be so chunky and wholesome looking) Veeeery over-rated

Also wish i knew how you made your breakfast pancakes so scrummy. I so miss American breakfasts


Recently, on Stumble upon ( my regular boredom site) i came across a recipe for crispy bacon caramels Looks really good. Salty and sweet is always a winner in my book
BTW I smuggled in 4 big jugs of corn syrup when leaving US this year. (ITs expensive and hard to come by here and i need it for sunday breakfasts and bread and butter pickles
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post #13 of 19
Waitrose in Scotland??
Do Tell Ishbell.
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post #14 of 19
Amazing to find that a simple Google search would have led me to this same answer.
Doh!
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post #15 of 19
Two in Edinburgh - one in Morningside and one in Comley Bank.
I think there may be a couple in Glasgow nowadays, too.

Waitrose was my favourite English supermarket and I hated having to make do with other chains. Thank god for the John Lewis Partnership!
post #16 of 19
Ish, that's the same as the normal everyday bacon we have here, the most commonly used. Except generally here it has much more of the fatty streaky end on it.

It's less than 2 mm thick, cooks in a flash. Great for wrapping around other lean meat. It's also good because one piece is about 300mm long (1 foot), and you can split it into the eye section if you don't like the fat, then keep the other parts for those who like it fatty, or for making bacon rolls or wrapping stuff in :)

Whatever you call it - everything tastes better with bacon!
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post #17 of 19
60-70 miles away. But so far. I envy you Ishbel. I too have memories of Waitrose when south of the border. They put all other supermarkets in the shade. Maybe one day they'll venture to Dundee
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post #18 of 19
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I've had bacon in Australia and it's basically British bacon in style.

Bughut
I hope they do manage to open other stores - but they may well only open where they have John Lewis branches. Hope Dundee is on their grid! If not, a wee trip south to Edimbra could be justified if you did a turn round Waitrose AND visited Valvona & Crolla - two birds with one stone would soon justify the petrol costs!
post #19 of 19
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Wow so many bacon products. Thanks everybody!!
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