Recipe Contributed by Field Staff Writer A. Zada.
Bacon! I mean who doesn’t love bacon? Breakfast, lunch, dinner and even for a quick snack! You can pretty much add bacon to anything and it will turn a basic dish into a marvelous masterpiece.
Great, now that I got that out of my system, it’s time to bring home the bacon (no pun intended). You can always find bacon at your local grocery store and as bacon gets more and more popular you can find some artisan bacon at specialty shops. I want to show you how easy it is to make your own bacon as long as you have a few key ingredients. With hunting season in full swing you’re probably wonder what fun things you can do with the belly of your boar or any other animal. Don’t just put them in your grind pile. Save them as a whole and cure them into magical bacon. The only ingredient you will have to source out is curing salt (aka Prague powder #2) not to be confused with pink salt or Himalayan salt. This will be the key ingredient to get the proper cure. You can find it online or certain specialty stores sell it as well. The one thing you don’t want to mess with is the ratio of curing salt to meat as it can get really salty or under cured. Here is my recipe for Garlic Whiskey Wild Boar Bacon.
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