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Monday, August 30, 2010

pig vs turkey

Yesterday for breakfast I tried something new. Turkey bacon. My wife and I are huge fans of bacon. Thick peppered bacon is the best. Especially when cooked with a little extra fat left on them. Delicious and not good for you. bittersweet. Lately we have been trying to eat healthier so we bought some alternative bacon made from bird. I had heard good things so I was anxious to try it.

The gobble bacon was smaller and very thin. I cooked the bird bacon at the same time as I cooked the regular bacon. It wasn't as fun to cook. The aves bacon never really changed colors which made it harder to tell when it was done. Real bacon gets dark and toasty and juicy if you cook it just right. So when the regular bacon was done I took off the feather bacon at the same time. Luckily it was also done.

I can't say that I was a fan of the turkey bacon. I'm still going to give it another try. I guess it's one of those things I just have to get acclimated to. I must say though if you were looking for overall appearance the bird bacon did an amazing job of staying straight and never curled up or anything. (pictured above, turkey on the left, pig on the right) For health's sake i'm going to do my best to stick to it.

More exciting stuff to come other than bacon comparisons. It's just been something that's been on my mind. Now I feel better. Thanks. I'm thinking about comparing paint drying vs grass growing for my next blog.


  1. You are a stronger man than I. I realize I should give up the bad stuff, since heart problems run in my family, but jeez, I don't think bacon could ever be one of them. Besides, aren't we supposed to stay away from overprocessed, unnatural foods? I'd say turkey bacon fits that bill nicely. Of course, that requires that I also make an effort to get naturally produced bacon, and stay away from most "supermarket" bacon also...

    I do like a lot of turkey sausage, though...

    And, I think "fake'n bacon" actually tastes better than turkey bacon. Still not bacon.

  2. The wife and I had a serious talk and it looks like we can't do it either. We love pig bacon way to much. We tried.