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Turkey bacon

Old 10-02-05, 09:05 AM
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Turkey bacon

Went to start breakfast this morning and all I had in the house was turkey bacon (which the wife loves and I despise). Funny thing is, she was the last one to go marketing...hmmmmmm......
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If it's part of the old "bacon & eggs" breakfast, it's a terrible substitute.

But .... cook it up and use in a BLT or club sandwich, or add it to a grilled cheese sandwich, and it's a not bad at all.
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Isn't Turkey Bacon an oxymoron?

As marty said, it's ok for use in a sandwich but it sucks by itself.
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Originally Posted by marty888
If it's part of the old "bacon & eggs" breakfast, it's a terrible substitute.

But .... cook it up and use in a BLT or club sandwich, or add it to a grilled cheese sandwich, and it's a not bad at all.

I have to agree, with scrambled eggs you can tell the difference but put some in an omelet and it is a good substitute however it will never beat regular bacon.
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I personally think turkey bacon is way better. There is less fat on it. I cannot stand the fat on regular bacon.
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I love the stuff... I doubt I'll ever buy regular bacon again. After switching to turkey bacon for a little while, I cooked some regular bacon the other day... I had forgotten the amount of grease involved. Holy cow.

Turkey bacon + maple syrup = tastebudelicious.

Of course, eating out I don't avoid regular bacon. I still like the stuff, but would never cook it at home. It really needs to be eaten in serious moderation. On its own, you can't replace regular bacon... but I don't eat it that way too often. Turkey bacon is something different, but just as good if you don't look at it as a bacon "substitute."
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Yep, turkey bacon on a sandwich like a turkey club or BLT is actually pretty good.
Some brands are much better then others. Some are virtually inedible.
Butterball makes a good TB.
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I like turkey bacon better than those choices for the poll
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Yeah, brand selection is a good point. Some are bad... but some regular bacon tastes like junk too. How they screw up bacon, I don't know.

I don't know what brand we get (I just know what to get by the color on the packaging ) but I guess I could go look in the fridge later. I'd go look now, but I'm trying to exercise less to compensate for not eating pig bacon any more.
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I've never had turkey bacon, but I'm hooked on Jennie-O turkey breakfast sausage patties. I'm not even crazy about the health factor, I really don't care. I think they taste better than pork sausage patties, and I love sausage patties. So delicious.
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I don't mind it at all - I just wish a brand would make a peppered variety like they do for regular bacon.
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Originally Posted by The_Cube
I personally think turkey bacon is way better.
same here
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Originally Posted by DJLinus
I don't mind it at all - I just wish a brand would make a peppered variety like they do for regular bacon.
Have you tried adding some pepper?
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It would be nice if a poll choice let me say that I like turkey bacon. Because I do. Turkey Jerky is also great stuff.
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I acually realize that some people like turkey bacon, then some people really enjoy lutefisk (freaks, all of youse!) I wanted a poll that entirely reflected my view of the world and I'm happy to report that 100% of those polled agree with me. Henceforth all sales of turkey bacon shall cease and desist immediately!



Did I mention the weird brown chemical "scum" that cements itself to the turning fork? It must be something they need to add to make it "brown" Scrumpdillyicious!
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I'm about to go make a turkey BLT right now. I'm been craving it ever since I opened this thread this morning.
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I really like turkey bacon..i've bought it for years..it's yummy.
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Originally Posted by Thor Simpson
I love the stuff... I doubt I'll ever buy regular bacon again. After switching to turkey bacon for a little while, I cooked some regular bacon the other day... I had forgotten the amount of grease involved. Holy cow.

Turkey bacon + maple syrup = tastebudelicious.

Of course, eating out I don't avoid regular bacon. I still like the stuff, but would never cook it at home. It really needs to be eaten in serious moderation. On its own, you can't replace regular bacon... but I don't eat it that way too often. Turkey bacon is something different, but just as good if you don't look at it as a bacon "substitute."
I agree with every point made in the above quote.

However, if a recipe calls for bacon (bacon wrap, for example), real bacon must be used.
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Lately I've also been occasionally buying the regular bacon in the pre-cooked, microwavable form. If you are just looking for a few strips for a club or BLT, and don't want to spend the time and the mess of frying up a pan of it, you can't beat this stuff for convenience.
It actually comes out pretty tasty. It's not cheap, but for quick no muss/no fuss bacon, it's quite good.

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