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In Praise of Bacon and Eggs

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  1. sothron

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    So Miss Sothron is still convalescing from a severe bought, and then relapse, of flu. That's what she gets for going to town last week. So I'm fending for myself. (Hence the 'round the clock pipe smoking and alcohol drinking). So I'm making myself bacon and eggs for dinner. I picked up two dozen eggs from the hay barn (where the birds like to lay) earlier this afternoon. So no problems there. And I was able to get my hands on a bunch of fresh bacon from a fella down the road. So I've been living on bacon and eggs for breakfast and dinner. What a great meal - can't be beat.

    I can't believe various interests have been able to malign bacon and eggs and scare away so many folks from these great foods. I fry up the bacon, drain the grease, and then add my eggs. Fry that mess up, flip it once or twice, and feast on a grand mess of bacon'eggs.

    Any other bacon & eggs fans out there?

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  2. nsfisher

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    Yup, for sure it is one of my favorites. By the way, my wife is also having the Flue relapse from the first bout of 2 weeks ago.

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    Yeah this Year's flu seems to take two rounds. It's not just your wife.

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    I don't eat bacon due to bibiical dietary laws, but I can eat beef fry instead, which is the same thing from a cow. That plus the eggs makes for a tasty meal indeed!

    But if you're a temporary bachelor, you can also try to get invited to meals and also eat out at coffee shops and restaurants.

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    Bacon and eggs is one of my favorite meals, especially when they are fresh bacon and eggs!!!

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  6. misterzombie

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    I love bacon and eggs! The breakfast for champions.

    To make this board relevant, if you like bacon and eggs, I really recommend trying Vermont Meat Candy from Hearth and Home. It is delicious and tastes like maple covered bacon.

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    That's what I had today, though I opted for scrambled with a double helping of bacon.

    Good for the ol' arteries...

    *Reaches for beer*

    Say, can you hand me my pipe?

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  8. sothron

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    Yadan, I'm pretty rural so no coffee shops or restaurants in my immediate future. Plus I would hate to leave Miss Sothron all alone at night.

    Bigboi: you can't beat fresh eggs!

    Mister Z: hence the 'general' sub forum

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  9. englishdave

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    +1 on bacon & eggs. Farm fresh eggs are a staple for me, I have a local source who provides me 18 at a time for $3. It's my favorite go to food and takes no time to prepare.

    Sometimes I just fry up some ham that's fresh off the bone for a change of pace. Get experimental, add some fried onion or mushrooms, or cheese.

    A wonderful, rustic food.

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  10. wallace

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    Big fan of bacon and eggs. When we go camping/hunting we'll yard out the biggest cast iron pan we've got, fry up a pound of bacon, drain off some of the grease (optional), pour in a bag of frozen hash browns along with a dozen eggs, stir it all up and a finer breakfast has never graced the great outdoors. Love it.

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    Dave- there's such a difference in texture, color, and flavor between fresh and industrial eggs, isn't there? It's a shame so few people get to experience them. Though I guess the same can be said for a variety of common staple foods from milk to beef, to vegetables and fruits. With eggs, I suppose the difference is just set in sharper relief.

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    Aha I didn't even realize because I just look at threads on the main forum page and not directly in the subforums.

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    Bacon and eggs is one of those ace card meals. Simple and always so so good. Add toast, homefries and black coffee or red wine depending on the time of day and you have a meal fit for a king.

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    I love bacon and eggs... normally with my eggs scrambled. There's just something about scrambled eggs. And doing what I do for a living, I am a part of many people's meals... as I am the one that sells them their thick sliced smoked bacon out of my counter. Bacon makes everything better.


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    I love BACON!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Eggs too (fresh eggs, not what you get from a grocer), but Oh My GAWD, I love BACON!

    But since it's around $3 or more a pound, I mostly don't buy it, both out of protest, and because I'm a cheapskate ....also because I want to leave a few bucks for my one of my kids when I get dead....but mostly because I'm a cheapskate and don't splurge on myself for anything besides pipe tobacco and booze.

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    I have hens here at the farm and there isnt anything better than them eggs and bacon in the morn, or even for dinner,,or lunch, or in between...

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    I like bacon and eggs in all their various forms.
    A particular favorite is to pour beaten eggs over the bacon before it gets crispy (though crispy is good too)!
    The resultant omelet is pretty rich in terms of fat, but as an occasional indulgence it can't be beat.

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    I am most certainly a bacon & eggs guy! My favorite meal. Eggs over easy. Love an English Muffin on the side with Orange Marmalade.
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    I'm a bacon and over-easy guy my-own-self...
    However; if I go the scrambled route, I'll chunk in two or three quarters of apple-wood smoked yellow ghost chili...
    Just for fun.


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    I have to watch it. Bacon & eggs = cardiac city.

    I like it, but certainly a once-a-week thing for me.

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    Lawrence:

    yellow ghost chili[s]

    Are those the thermonuclear hot peppers? Like, 100 x's hotter than a jalapeño?

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    I like Bacon,Eggs,and Potato Pancakes

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    Bacon and eggs were the main staple at our hunting camp...but everything ended up cooked in tons of bacon grease (image of drooling Homer Simpson comes to mind). Bacon, eggs, steak, potatoes, beer and whiskey for a week...

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    Known for breakfast, but I love it as a quick weeknight dinner around here. Cheers

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    Are those the thermonuclear hot peppers? Like, 100 x's hotter than a jalapeño?

    Yup, Cortez.
    Jalapeno max Scoville Heat Units = 3,000
    Yellow Bhut Jolokia "Yellow Ghost" ≈ 800,000 to 1,200,000 SHUs

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    Ghost chilli's are beyond my tolerance and I love hot food. I settle for a little thai chilli paste in my eggs, and yes I'm all in on the bacon.

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    Lawrence must have more hair on his balls than on his head.

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    If you think eggs are bad for you then you are reading the wrong books

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    If you think eggs are bad for you then you are reading the wrong books

    According to my wife, the RN, the view on eggs has changed over the past few years, so we can happily eat 'em.

    I love bacon, but, since I no longer have a gall bladder, I only eat turkey bacon. Trader Joe's sells some that is very good. No, it's not the real thing, but it will do nicely. (Uncured, not nitrates or nitrites.)

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    I think eggs and bacon get a bad rap for cholesterol. I enjoy them several days a week (5-6 days). I'm not a doctor, but in my observations, cholesterol problems are more likely due to genetics and consumption of sugars. When I was on the Atkins diet, I ate bacon and eggs every morning, along with other evil things like red meat, etc. When the doctor took my cholesterol, it was well below the limits. When I was off the Atkins diet, and eating "normally", my cholesterol levels were elevated above where they had been. My great grandfather lived on the farm all his life and ate bacon and eggs everyday. He also ate lots of red meat and pork chops, roasts, etc. He lived until 95 and it wasn't heart disease that took him. I think all things in moderation and try to eliminate as much of the processed and sugary foods that you can is the best way to go.

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    Roth, Jud is right. You may want to look into adding eggs and bacon back into your diet more regularly without fear of raising your cholesterol.

    That said, I spent the day at the ER with Miss Sothron. A farm girl, she hasn't been sick in many years. But this bug has her bit badly. So I'm on my own again. No bacon-n-eggs (had 'em for breakfast again). But a long night of smoking ahead of me.

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    Eggs and real Butter are both making a big comeback .

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    Don't even get me started on butter! We make real (real) butter, and I've done the butter vs margarine ant experiment. It's true!

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    Bacon, two eggs over easy, big pile of grits and a home made buttermilk biscuit with cane syrup! Heaven!

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    Haven't used margarine in years. Too much nasty stuff in there.

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    All things are good in moderation and if you eat a relatively healthy diet and regularly exercise you can surely fit a weekly bacon and eggs meal in to a healthy life style.

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    Bacon and eggs are a good start...

    But my favorite breakfast involves frying up some hash browns, chopping the bacon into bits, scrambling the eggs, and mixing it all together to be either topped with green chile sauce and cheese, or wrapped up in a tortilla which is then smothered in green chile sauce and cheese.

    It's a southwestern thing.



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    I love bacon. In fact, if you ever get to Camden Yards, go to Dempsey's restaurant, they have bacon on a stick. That's right, a HUGE slab of bacon, smoked, grilled and then BBQ'd bacon, ON A STICK!

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    I would bet a weeks wages that even a vegan likes bacon even if he just drools on himself. Farm fresh eggs are outstanding!!! Crap I just ate and now I'm hungry again. Thanks boys.

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    I did the late-night thing at IHOP....
    Sampler... Sorry Sothron... Substituted Link Sausage for bacon.
    I know... I'm weak.

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