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Toffeeapple said:

It cost you £15.98 including postage, that is not a win! tongue

roll_eyes  Well I thought so 

 

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As long as you're happy! big_hug

I'll try that again!

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Simon, on the page you linked to it shows a picture left hand side of page a Buffalo slicer that is the one ( not the same one) but the one I bought for £41

 

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Our electric slicer, a Bifinett (French?), cost £2 at a car boot sale.  Now that's what I call a win laugh

learning to love veg…..except celery :-O

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Sooliz said:

Our electric slicer, a Bifinett (French?), cost £2 at a car boot sale.  Now that's what I call a win laugh

ok

 

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HAving an attempt at making proper bacon.

 

I have a small (half kilo) of belly pork in the fridge currently curing in curing salt, sea salt, and sugar. I'll leave it there until Tuesday. Normally longer if it was a bigger size. Then I'll wash and dry it, leave it to 'mature' to form a pellicle and then probably on Wednesday I'll smoke it.

 

watch this space wink

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Form a what? what_the_heck

(oh, and hello Simon wave)

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No not a Pelican 

 

A pellicle, its a protein layer that forms on the outside of cured meat and fish. It is useful as allows the smoke to adhere better.

 

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Whatever you say, Simon ponder (Simon says big_laughbig_laugh).

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Sue, you're not alone - that's a new word to me, too ! whistle

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HI

 

I'm always lurking but don't always have something to say.  wink

 

Pellicle 

A skin or coating of proteins on the surface of meat, fish or poultry, which allow smoke to better adhere the surface of the meat during the smoking process. Useful in all smoking applications and with any kind of animal protein, it is best used with fish where the flesh of, say, Salmon, forms a pellicle, the surface that will attract more smoke to adhere to it than would be the case if you had not used it: Without a pellicle; the fish would be inedibly dry from enough smoking to produce a tasty finished product. It is the pellicle which permits the transformation creating delectable Smoked salmon.

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Right, the pelican wink  has formed and the bacon is now in the smoker, along with some salmon to keep it company.

 

I tried a couple of slices of the pre-smoked bacon last night. It was quite tasty. I over did the salt  a little I Think but not bad for a first proper attempt.   ok

 

An interesting effect of the curing. Bearing unsmoked bacon is also called green bacon my was.

A small bit of the skin had a strange green tinge to it. I believe it is nitrate burn. No smell and wasn't furry so should be OK. I have trimmed it off though big_laugh

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SumpRat said:

 Bearing unsmoked bacon is also called green bacon my was.

 

Translation to English please?

I'll try that again!

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Toffeeapple said:

SumpRat said:

 Bearing unsmoked bacon is also called green bacon my was.

 

Translation to English please?

Meant to say "Bearing in mind unsmoked bacon is also called green bacon, mine was"

 

Un-smoked bacon is known as green bacon.

My bacon had a little nitrate burn which turned some of the skin green in colour.

 

HTH  ok

 

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