Homemade Bacon

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Appears in Cook's Illustrated September/October 2020

    

Cooking low-and-slow for nearly 2 hours over pungent hickory chunks imparted just the right amount of smoke flavor without overwhelming the pork.

SERVESMakes about 3 1/2 pounds

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WHY THIS RECIPE WORKS

To get just the right balance of salty-sweet for our bacon we used a 2:1 ratio of maple sugar to salt. Cooking low-and-slow for nearly 2 hours over pungent hickory chunks imparted just the right amount of smoke flavor without overwhelming t...

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