Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Will Miss #5: British bacon

Before coming to the UK, I used to absolutely hate bacon. It was mostly because of the smell, but also because of the high fat content. I know that the smell and crunchiness of American bacon is the stuff of legends and many people love it, but I personally hated it because of those reasons. 

Now I love bacon, but with one major difference. I love British bacon, which is cut from a different cut of meat and is much less fatty. On the downside, it's almost impossible to make it crispy, but the less-fatty benefit far outweigh the lack of crispiness. Granted, I can still get streaky (American style) bacon in British stores, and those few times I got it felt as if they were also less fatty, but I don't get that type (from either country) often enough to really compare them. 

I will really miss British bacon and I really hope I'll be able to find it in the USA.


  1. It reminds me of Australian bacon! I completely forgot just how different our bacon was until Arian commented on it when we were in Australia.

    Have you tried cooking it in the oven? It might help make it crispy. I cook American bacon in the oven for 10 to 15 minutes on 400 degrees and it cooks much nicer and crisper than in a skillet.

    1. I'll have to try that, not sure if it will work though. I think part of the reason why American bacon gets crispy is because of all the fat in it lol!