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Wood Smoked Slab Bacon ?

pondrat Jan 26, 2009 09:29 AM

I'm on the search for slab (unsliced) applewood hickory smoked bacon preferably in the metro west/Framingham area. Need to slice it very thick on my own deli slicer for some peppered bacon jerky I'm making this week.

I checked BJ's with no luck and same for the normal supermarkets. We don't have a surplus of butchers out here so I'm open to tips.

Thanks in advance

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    pacheeseguy Jan 27, 2009 07:36 AM

    I think this is one of the best in the US. They do ship too.
    Nueske's from Wisconsin
    A restaurant where I worked used the slab bacon in many of their dishes.
    Absolutely wonder, as is the sliced stuff.

    1. jgg13 Jan 27, 2009 07:16 AM

      I saw applewood smoked slab bacon at Savenors near Charles/MGH last week. Not exactly metro west though.

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        JRCann Jan 27, 2009 04:47 AM

        My source for ham and bacon -- RM Felts, Ivor Va, 757-859-6231 - no website --- you have to call. nice people, wholesale prices, quickdelivery via Fed Ex ground.
        A slab of bacon will be no more per lb than what you would pay for Oscar Myer at the grocery even with shipping. They will even slice it for you.

        This stuff is so good all you need to do it throw in on the griddle.... Bacon jerky ???

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        1. re: JRCann
          StriperGuy Jan 27, 2009 05:29 AM

          Is RM felts ham a country ham?

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            JRCann Jan 27, 2009 06:50 AM

            striper, yes, country ham... just awesome, I'm still working on one I did at Xmas.

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              StriperGuy Jan 27, 2009 07:13 AM


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            pondrat Jan 27, 2009 05:48 AM

            Yea, dehydrated a batch last night using traditional thick sliced Bacon from BJ's seasoned with crushed black pepper and chipote powder. VERY intense bacon flavor but not convinced it's worth the 14 hours it took it to dehydrate.

            1. re: pondrat
              JRCann Jan 27, 2009 06:52 AM

              Felts bacon is so good I might consider making jerky a sacriledge

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            Velda Mae Jan 27, 2009 04:33 AM

            It's not as close as some of the other places that have been suggested, but Formaggio's house-smoked bacon is excellent and available in slabs. They have several varieties of bacon and they're all available in slabs.

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              skippy66 Jan 26, 2009 10:34 AM

              Roche Brothers sells Schaller & Weber uncut double smoked bacon in a slab. Look in the cheese case.

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              1. re: skippy66
                pondrat Jan 26, 2009 10:57 AM

                Thanks skippy...I'm right down the road from the ones in Natick and Wellesley.

              2. StriperGuy Jan 26, 2009 10:13 AM

                Karl's has their own awesome slab bacon single and double smoked. It is awesome.

                Karl's Sausage Kitchen Inc

                142 Broadway
                Saugus, MA 01906
                (781) 233-3099

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                1. re: StriperGuy
                  pondrat Jan 26, 2009 10:30 AM

                  Sounds worth the drive....from what I hear Angela's Pizza is a must stop while on a field trip in that neighborhood as well ?

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                    StriperGuy Jan 26, 2009 11:35 AM

                    If you're gonna hit East Boston there is a ton of food to try, Angela's, Rincon Limeno, heck Mittahpheap up in Lynn... that neck of the woods is a chow goldmine.

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                  mollydingle Jan 26, 2009 09:40 AM

                  Try either Dakin Farm or Harrington's in Vermont (mail order0. I can sometimes get it at Butcher Boy in North Andover. Also, oddly enough, Wal-mart sometimes has Southern style bacon and hams available.

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                  1. re: mollydingle
                    pondrat Jan 26, 2009 10:09 AM

                    Thanks...Harrington a great suggestion...I'm up near Manchester every weekend.

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