Tuesday, February 5, 2013

homemade Bacon Trial

 Since  my  second try at making my own sausage turned out so good I decided to try to make my own bacon. As you can see from the picture, I learned my lesson from my first try at sausage making and started with a smaller piece of meat. The cure was easy to make.
 My husband cut off  the skin for me . It never fails every time he sharpens my knifes I cut myself. He is no longer allowed to sharpen then right before I cut anything. I like having 10 fingers.
 The next thing was to rub the meat with the cure. I made sure to get all the sides and bottom.
Then you put it in a gallon bag or a deep pan. My meat was to big for the bag,so I used my cake pan.  You lay it fat side down Then I put it in the frig. I have to turn it ever 2 days. That is as far as I have gotten ladies. If it turns out as good as the sausage did. I will be posting the recipe. And all the step to complete it. Wish me luck.


  1. I will be interested in hearing how this turns out!! good luck Michelle!!

  2. Sounds Yummy let me know how it turns out. If it good imagine homemade popper made with homemade bacon ;)

  3. That was me that made that comment.

    1. I know it was you as soon as a read the word popper. LOL

  4. I hope it turns out great. We've cured our own for awhile now. I do find it is a bit more salty than store bought but the quality is much better. I think we can regulate the salt if we experiment more.