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The Absolute Greatest Cut Of Bacon For Meat Lovers
Center-cut bacon is readily available at stores, but when packaged, it looks similar to other cuts such as regular or slab, leading some customers to overlook its significance.
With over a dozen styles of bacon globally, production factors like curing and smoking affect the taste, but the cut of pork is just as important.
Center-cut bacon has its fatty tips removed before packaging, resulting in more pork flavor and fat content 30% lower than a regular slice of bacon.
The thick-cut version can deliver a bite similar to pork belly while retaining that chewy, delicious bacon flavor and still allowing easy preparation.
Keep in mind that some bacon recipes necessitate the fat content, like when it is used for a soup base or in a wrap. Sometimes a little extra fat helps up the moisture content.