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Old 07-28-2015, 10:09 PM   #11
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Research confirms fat is sixth taste; names it oleogustus

Melty fat is good, slabs of fat, not so much. I cut the extra fat off my steaks, chops and bacon.
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Old 07-29-2015, 12:03 AM   #12
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I don't like the greasy sensation of fat in the mouth, but I do like the flavor. I can taste the flavor of fat even when I microwave bacon between two pieces of paper towel. I don't feel the grease though. Even though chefs tout the deckle of a steak as being the prime part, it feels greasy in my mouth.

Odd, then, that I loved when we would hold pieces of szallona over a fire until the fat started to melt, then "blot" that slab onto rye bread topped with green pepper, onion, tomato, maybe some other things. You'd do the heat-melt-blot routine a couple of times until the bread had a nice amount and the veggies were wilted, then eat it all up just so you could make another. The article makes it sound like szalonna is almost health food.
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Old 07-29-2015, 12:47 AM   #13
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You reminded me of a sandwich I enjoy on occasion. Spread some tasty fat (bacon, chicken, duck, whatever) on a slice of heavy rye bread. Slice some cold, boiled potatoes and put them on the bread. Season with salt and pepper, and if you must, some scallion slices or chives. Serve "open faced"
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Old 07-29-2015, 01:08 AM   #14
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taxy, I think the next time I need bacon I'll fry it in a pan rather than nuke. Then I can spoon the drippings over rye bread with some veggie topping. The potato sounds good! The only downside is that the fat in the pan will be missing the extra touch of wood smoke. At least my hair will still smell clean.
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taxy, I think the next time I need bacon I'll fry it in a pan rather than nuke. Then I can spoon the drippings over rye bread with some veggie topping. The potato sounds good! The only downside is that the fat in the pan will be missing the extra touch of wood smoke. At least my hair will still smell clean.
I have two microwave bacon trays and a microwave spatter guard. I collect the drippings when I nuke bacon. I don't bother with paper towels and it's never too greasy.
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...The article makes it sound like szalonna is almost health food.
There is absolutely nothing wrong with fat. Unfortunately, it's been demonized in this and other countries for far too long now. I still hear people use phrases like "artery clogging" and "heart attack on a plate" when referring to fatty foods, but the simple truth is that fat is satisfying, tastes great, and doesn't actually make you fat. I speak from experience. Over the last 10 months, I've lost almost 80 pounds and normalized my blood sugar on a diet that consists of about 60-70% fat (including that "evil" saturated fat) and my overall cholesterol has gone DOWN.

So yes, I would say fat is indeed healthy in moderation.
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I love FAT and will eat that stuff all the time
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