Monday, December 29, 2008

Make Your Own Bacon

The holidays have been a crazy time but hopefully you and I are back in some sort of routine. I was traveling most of December so it has been difficult to update on a regular basis. It was great to get back home and spend the holidays with the family.

A quieter Christmas this year made everyone apprciate the holidays more, I think.

Anyway, I came across this over the break. Alton Brown has a recipe called Scrap Iron Chef's Bacon.

He made a cold smoker out of three book lockers/gym lockers, flexible tubing used for venting a dryer, a fan from an old computer connected to a battery, some alumimun foil, a cast iron skillet and some wood chips for smoke. He used a Polder digital thermometer to make sure the temperature was monitored. He advised not let the temp in the smoking chamber rise above 80 degrees. He is the MacGyver of food.

If you've never watched an Alton Brown episode of Good Eats, check it out some time on Food Network.

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