There are more kinds of bacon than just pork bacon. Duck Bacon is meatier, leaner, and kosher. Fancify your BLT with ciabatta bread, fresh lettuce, and heirloom tomatoes.
That’s right! Did you know there are more types of bacon out there than the smoked, cured strips of pork belly you find at the store? No I’m not just talking about Canadian Bacon. There’s beef bacon, lamb bacon, turkey bacon, venison bacon, elk bacon, and even vegan tempeh bacon (which isn’t bacon). Today we are going to cover duck bacon, which is cut from duck breast salted, dusted with sugar, and cured.
What The Duck?! That Sounds Ducking Awesome!
Duck Yeah! It’s actually leaner than pork bacon (surprise!) and has a meatier flavor. There are a billion and one things to do with duck bacon because you can substitute it directly for bacon in any recipe, but to really experience duck bacon you need to keep it simple. What better, simple, bacon meal is there than a BLT?
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So, Let’s Get Quackin’!
Yes! Let’s! Duck bacon can be hard to come by as it’s not something you will find in your average grocery store. It should be right next to the regular bacon in an upscale grocer (or the poultry section) such as Whole Foods. One last thing about duck bacon, as far as I know, D’artagnan is the only brand that makes it.
I Got My Duck Bacon, Now What Else Do I Need?
Bread, lettuce and tomato! Duh! Now, this going to be a fancy sandwich so we need fancy ingredients. For the bread, pick up a ciabatta loaf and for the tomato, go find a local, in season, heirloom tomato. I don’t think there is such a thing as fancy lettuce, but a good romaine will do.
Imma Make Me A Duckin’ Sammich!
Nom! Let’s start by cooking the duck bacon. Cooking duck bacon is no different than cooking regular pork bacon. You can use a skillet or you can follow my instructions for how to make perfectly cooked bacon in the oven. While your bacon is cooking, cut a piece of the ciabatta loaf. Slice it in half and toast each side. Slather each side with mayonnaise and pile on your bacon, lettuce, and tomato.
Hey, guess what. You just made a DBLT! Now dig in!
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