Sunday, December 19, 2010

Zingerman's Bacon of the Month Club: Ozark Trails Hickory Smoked Peppered Bacon (Bacon #3)

Ozark Trails Peppered Bacon
This week, an early gift arrived from Santa. That's right, we received our third installment of Zingerman's Bacon of the Month Club!

This time, the featured bacon was Ozark Trails Hickory Smoked Peppered Bacon. Now, I'm a big time spice lover, and pepper is one of my favorite things, especially when paired with meat in large quantities. I quickly concluded that this was a bacon for eating (rather then cooking) and roasted it up in the oven for breakfast (425 degrees for 11 minutes = perfectly crispy). I prefer oven cooking bacon, especially for larger quantities. It's faster and cooks evenly.

Holy cow (oh, I mean pig)! I LOVED this bacon. It was big on flavor, with the lovely pepper encrusting complimenting the bacon flavor. Kuzak and I devoured three slices each on Saturday morning, and polished off the remaining five slices today. My only regret is that there's not more of this stuff lurking in my fridge.

So far, all the bacon we've received from Zingerman's has been outstanding (not that I'd expect anything less from such a worthy purveyor of find foods). Now we'll just have to wait until next month... sob... sob...

Thank you family Gruhl for this stellar wedding present! This is truly the gift that keeps on giving...

Click here to read about Bacon #1

Click here to read about Bacon #2

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