So recently a friend of mine asked me to make her some bacon as a gift for her Dad. How could I say no! So far bacon is my favorite product to make. All it takes is some time, 8 days to be exact, and some love. I went and got her a 5 pound slab and started the curing process 8 days ago. I just placed it in the smoker as you may be able to see. In about 2 more hours she will have the best thing to hit her tongue. I would not be surprised if dear old Dad never sees the bacon. ITS THAT GOOD!!!! If you have never had home made bacon without all the $hit they put in that store stuff then contact me. I am sure we can arrange some sort of taste testing. I am always game for making more bacon.
IF I was going to charge her, the cost of the bacon would have to be $8.00 per pound. That covers my cost of the slab, the other ingredients and the love that goes into the product. I know you are saying to yourself, $40.00 for bacon–that is a lot. Well let me tell you what you get.
1) You get fresh bacon. I would be the one making it.
2) You know what is in it. Per the directions I have to use a little “Pink Salt” but that is actually for your safety. Botulism sucks.
3) I can make you in variant you wish. My next bacon slab for me will have dark cocoa in the rub. You can have the normal maple, or a peppered, or “cherry kissed” (I use cherry wood as the smoke to give a different sweet flavor.)
4) Plus, I just called the local Safeway and they are charging $5.00 for the Club Card Price. Their bacon v. my bacon is like first class v. cargo plane!!!!!!!!!!!!
I also have been trying to make different burger blends. Just feel free to contact me if you are interested in trying some of my food.