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Bacon Bones...

Efemera

Bacon Bones...
« on: February 02, 2018, 22:43:21 PM »
I bought some today, I’ve not seen them around for years. My Grandmother made the most delicious soup/stew with them in the 50s and 60s...I remember eating the soft ends of the bones till there was nothing left!.. guess what’s for tea tomorrow!

Roger

Re: Bacon Bones...
« Reply #1 on: February 02, 2018, 22:50:37 PM »
Intriguing... are they bones removed during bacon prep or after smoking? Or is it one of those British name things like “toad in the hole” actually no toads or holes :)
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Efemera

Re: Bacon Bones...
« Reply #2 on: February 03, 2018, 00:57:11 AM »
It’s the ribs taken from cured sides of bacon..

Roger

Re: Bacon Bones...
« Reply #3 on: February 03, 2018, 07:33:58 AM »
I shall have to ask our butcher, they make their own dry cure, but I think they remove the rib ahead of curing...

Sounds delicious!
A bit of a vintage sewing machine nut! Singers: 500a, 401g, 48k Elnas: lotus SP & grasshopper, Bernina 530-2 F+R 504, Pfaff 30, Cresta T-132

Ploshkin

Re: Bacon Bones...
« Reply #4 on: February 03, 2018, 07:42:00 AM »
I've never had bacon ribs but I always used to ask for the bone from the supermarket ham on the bone.  Sometimes I got it free, sometimes 50p.
Then their ham on the bone stopped having a bone in it.
Life's too short for ironing.

UttaRetch

Re: Bacon Bones...
« Reply #5 on: February 03, 2018, 08:59:57 AM »
@Efemera: another thing that's is seemingly impossible to buy now is a ham knuckle.  My local Tesco's sells it cooked, but not the raw.  I tried Polish and Italian bacon for my peas soup, but have now settled for a small gammon joint.
What goes around comes around.

b15erk

Re: Bacon Bones...
« Reply #6 on: February 03, 2018, 09:08:46 AM »
My girls love Bacon ribs - especially if I've made pea soup from the cooking liquor!  They love them  cooked in the slow cooker until the meat falls off the bones!

Same applies to a ham shank - makes beautiful soup!

I could put a full sheet of ribs on the table and they would be gone on minutes - like giving a donkey strawberries!

Jessie
Jessie, who is very happy to be here!!  :),  but who has far too many sewing machines to be healthy, and a fabric stash which is becoming embarrassing.

Roger

Re: Bacon Bones...
« Reply #7 on: February 03, 2018, 09:32:10 AM »
I think our butchers sell them as Viking Ribs... they’re sort of lean and very dry looking...

I’ll have to get some to try :)
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DementedFairy

Re: Bacon Bones...
« Reply #8 on: February 03, 2018, 09:35:41 AM »
I used to buy bacon ribs [dead cheap] and make them into barbecued spare ribs.  Much nicer than plain pork ribs imo.  I remember watching my mum remove the bones from sides of bacon when she worked at the local grocers back in the early 60s.  Fascinating for a little kid to see- enormous sides of bacon hanging up [this was when I realised how BIG pigs are]- she'd make a little cut in at on end of a rib, slip a loop of string round it, and 'skin it down'.  Brilliant!
C'est moi!

justpottering

Re: Bacon Bones...
« Reply #9 on: February 03, 2018, 09:54:59 AM »
and another thing...................
why can't you get bacon joints for boiling any more? :angry: well not in these parts anyway even at the butchers, it's all gammon which is ok but not a patch on a good boiled bacon, my dad loves it and I have searched high and low
I once just bought some bacon before it was sliced and did some that way, but it wasn't quite the same but better than nothing
JP
Dressmaker - but first......tea

Surest1tch

Re: Bacon Bones...
« Reply #10 on: February 03, 2018, 10:19:17 AM »
I often get what we call ham hocks up here from Doncaster market (shanks) for a couple of £'s, get a decent meal, plus sandwiches and a big pan of soup with the stock and whatever's left out of one as they are quite big.  If you have a Morrisons near you I believe they sell them raw at the butchers counter but you may have to order them.

Ploshkin

Re: Bacon Bones...
« Reply #11 on: February 03, 2018, 11:29:01 AM »
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why can't you get bacon joints for boiling any more? :angry:

And if you do get them they're miserable, rolled up bitty things.
Fortunately, I have several uncured joints from a bacon pig in the freezer.  I can take one out, brine cure it (usually with honey added) which only takes a week, then cook it. 
I must get one out, I haven't done a bacon joint for some time.
Life's too short for ironing.

b15erk

Re: Bacon Bones...
« Reply #12 on: February 03, 2018, 11:32:14 AM »
Rotten lot!!  I'm going home in a minute, and all I can think of is bacon ribs and pea soup....  I might have to get some on the way home.

Fortunately, they don't take much preparation.

Jessie
Jessie, who is very happy to be here!!  :),  but who has far too many sewing machines to be healthy, and a fabric stash which is becoming embarrassing.

Pinkstar

Re: Bacon Bones...
« Reply #13 on: February 03, 2018, 11:40:03 AM »
I now have the urge for a bacon butty.  :D

UttaRetch

Re: Bacon Bones...
« Reply #14 on: February 03, 2018, 11:52:35 AM »
Whilst on the subject of bacon, whatever happened to the rind?  It seems that this is now a 'specialist' product  :angry: as it is not on the supermarket shelves and even a local butcher sells bacon without it.  I tracked some down some lovely stuff in Borough Market but, of course, had to pay the price.  I shall be haunting the local farmers' markets in my continuing search.
What goes around comes around.