The Black Farmer unsmoked middle bacon is a large piece, as it’s streaky and back bacon in one cut. As its name suggests, it comes from the middle of the pig. It is cured with a minimal amount of salt and brown sugar. Unsmoked middle bacon is delicious on its own. It also adds fantastic flavour to finely chopped vegetables as a base for sauces and stews. We love using middle bacon to wrap stuffed chicken breasts, as the size of the pieces makes it easy.
Our unsmoked back bacon is high quality and carefully cured. It is very different from varieties which tend to shrivel and release a lot of water. Quality meat tastes better, and we have always believed that high-welfare, free range meat is worth the effort.
Our free range pork comes from the best, local suppliers. We have always been very selective. We source local meat from farms in Wiltshire and Somerset, and make sure that we get the very best and most sustainable breeds for the season. At every stage, we promote traditional, sustainable farming practices that make for happy pigs and delighted customers. Free range practices make for happier, healthier pigs and result in a far more delicious product. Add this unsmoked middle bacon to your basket and we’re sure you will agree.
Even the best meat still requires expert preparation, so we work with master butchers who ensure our unsmoked middle bacon is immaculate. We never take short cuts and our insistence on such methods is central to maintaining the quality you have come to expect from The Black Farmer.
The Black Farmer unsmoked back bacon will stay fresh for a good while. If you choose to freeze it, make sure you defrost it thoroughly before cooking. The easiest way is simply to leave in the fridge overnight.
To fry, heat 1 tbsp of oil in a frying pan until hot, add the bacon and cook streaky or back rashers for 1–2 minutes on each side and steaks for 3–4 minutes on each side. Dry frying is a healthier method of frying where only the melted fat from the meat is used.
This product has a shelf life of 5 days from the date of delivery. This product contains approximately 7 pieces.
Product photography is representative only. As these products are freshly butchered for your order, sizes and thicknesses may vary. Weights and portions will be as stated
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