This has probably got to be up there as one of my top 5 greatest achievements of all time – making my own bacon. Whilst the process itself was dead easy, I do have to say there was a fair bit of fear involved, mainly to do with botulism and the fear that I potentially wouldn’t live to tell the tale but honestly death by bacon (in theory) sounds like a pretty good way to go. Oh and by the way, the bacon is safe, I’ve been eating it for almost 2 weeks and I’m still here folks.
Crackling gives me anxiety. Not eating it…god I love eating it (although it probably gives my arteries anxiety), but cooking it. It’s one of those things that you’re never 100% sure how it’s going to turn out and if it’s not good then it’s probably one of the biggest kitchen disappointments….ever.