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Old 01-07-2009, 03:51 PM   #1
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Substitute for bacon

I don't eat pork and there are many recipes that have bacon in it. I would like to know what would be the best substitute for bacon? (lol)

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Old 01-07-2009, 03:52 PM   #2
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Turkey bacon .....
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Old 01-07-2009, 03:53 PM   #3
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There are turkey bacon and tofu bacon products available.
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There really is no substitute if you don't eat pork (or really even if you do). I would just leave it out of the recipe of possible or pick a different recipe if that one is dependent on bacon. There are things like turkey bacon, but they taste nothing like the real thing IMO.
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It's strange, but I have always avoided bacon like the plague, and I always assumed it was pork. Thanks for the help guys...
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Bacon is pork.
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Old 01-07-2009, 03:57 PM   #7
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Bacon is pork, all pork, always.

There are bacon substitutes made with turkey and tofu. They are not real bacon. Sorry if I was not clear in my original post.
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It is, but I guess for healthier options, they are trying to duplicate the taste with other products ( such as turkey, tofu as mentioned above)

If it is a recipe that is just interested in the bacon flavor ( ive seen recipes where u have to fry the cut bacon in the oil first, then add the other ingredients), you can just add some kind of liquid smoke, which is what i do, to kinda give it that kind of flavor. But if its a recipe that calls for bacon itself, you can use the turkey ( which ive never tried since im a vegetarian) or you can try the morning star farm bacon strips( found in the frozen section, usually near the sausages, and is some kind of soy product). But if you are a meat eater, i would stay away from the tofu, or imitation meat bacons, because i can assure you u wont be satisfied
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There really is no substitute if you don't eat pork (or really even if you do). I would just leave it out of the recipe of possible or pick a different recipe if that one is dependent on bacon. There are things like turkey bacon, but they taste nothing like the real thing IMO.
Despite not eating pork, I can understand why pork bacon would taste better than Turkey bacon. It's because pork is extremely fatty. And fat is simply delicious, lol..
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Despite not eating pork, I can understand why pork bacon would taste better than Turkey bacon. It's because pork is extremely fatty. And fat is simply delicious, lol..

And with that said, you can imagine how crappy the tofu bacon tastes

Although, its ok if you use it not as you would use bacon itself.
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