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Where to Find Bacon like Peter Luger Serves...?

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ChowDiva Dec 13, 2006 07:08 PM

My dad loves the bacon at Peter Luger. Does anyone know where I can purchase bacon comparable to that which they serve in the restaurant? The website only sells steaks. Looking for a place in Cobble Hill/Boerum Hill/Carroll Gardens/Bklyn Hts/Park Slope area. Thanks!

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    binkis RE: ChowDiva Dec 14, 2006 10:25 PM

    I don't know for sure, but ask your local butcher. I'm sure they can help you. It's listed on menus as Canadian Bacon, I believe, so I would ask for extra-thick slab canadian bacon. Just a guess.

    Also, part of what makes their bacon so good, I think, is how it's cooked - a super hot fired grill. That might be tough to replicate in a normal kitchen.

    All of the above is guesswork. But if you figure it out, please post and let us know!

    1. Astoria Lurker RE: ChowDiva Dec 15, 2006 01:09 PM

      Canadian bacon comes from the loin of the pig, the same cut that most pork chops come from. American style bacon comes from the belly, a much fattier cut than the loin. I don't know what Luger serves but it seems weird that they would serve Canadian bacon. If you are looking for really good, thick cut American style bacon look for Niman Ranch, it is excellent.

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        Woodside Al RE: Astoria Lurker Dec 15, 2006 07:28 PM

        It is Canadian bacon, and is on their menu as such. Really thick and unbelievably delicious, although I agree with folks here that the secret is really the broiler and not especially the bacon.

        Any Irish butcher shop should carry proper thick cut bacon. There's one here in Woodside, and several in the far northern Bronx & Yonkers.

      2. Monkey Man Jake RE: ChowDiva Dec 15, 2006 02:32 PM

        I don't think it's anything special. I mean... beyond the flavor. The secret's in their hot broiler. I've heard it's just Boar's head.

        1. Huffy RE: ChowDiva Dec 15, 2006 03:00 PM

          From what I have heard, they get their bacon from Schaller and Weber (www.schallerandweber.com) and they broil it. I have tried the bacon from S&W and broiled it and it was just like Lugers. Good luck.

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