Three different things?
But it seems that many buy or eat what they call Canadian bacon, and it is not. It is some strange ham that is usually dry and they are missing out on something tasty. ♫
This is not Canadian Bacon, stop blaming us for it.
This is Ham.
So what is Canadian peameal back bacon?
It is not really bacon, bacon comes from the belly of the poor piggy that uhm… donated it…¿
Back bacon comes from the back, it is the loin. So it is a good cut of lean meat. Tender and flavourfull. it is pickle brined, like a brisket, there is a very thin layer of fat on the outside and it is rolled in cornmeal. Way back in the days… before TV they rolled it in dried peas to preserve it. Hence the peameal name.
It is not smoked like bacon. It is cured, but you need to cook it.
You can cook it like a roast.
You can cook it in a slow cooker, a pressure cooker or roast it, or BBQ it. You can slice it and fry it, steam it, poach it.
But don’t mix it up with a thin slice of dry ham and call it Canadian bacon. Sheish. We like our food here, who likes slices of dried ham in your eggs Benedict?
We don’t call it Canadian Bacon, Back bacon or Peameal bacon is our term for this tasty treat, If you are going to call it Canadian bacon, please pick the right pork product.
Or we are going to start calling this American Apple Pie….