Originally Posted by Uncle Bob
What is it exactly that you want to do??? Are you wanting to cure your own meat? Make pastrami? What?
Well yes. Well least i think. If you look at alton browns recipe that is linked maybe that would give you a better idea. He did say on his TV program that if you don't use saltpeter then you will not get the redish authentic new york look. Id like to achieve that. I don't know if the saltpeter plays any more role in his recipe though.
Just for kicks, walgreens was on the way to where i was going to pick up pizza. So i went back to the pharacy counter and asked a Pharmacy tech..and the were like ....what. So then went to ask the pharmacist (i hope they new what it was) and she said no we don't have it. It was worth a try at least.