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Re: Bacon butties in ZH

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Aha yet another 7 year old thread reawakened by Sobeit.

I've never heard if anyone actually baking bacon but otherwise that's essentially it. Thick slices of cooked bacon ( not the stuff they call bacon in France or Belgium) grilled or fried and put between two slices of buttered bread. ( with or without ketchup or brown sauce).
I think I meant grilled . The bacon they sell here is like the bacon in Belgium, right ? I still am not sure what this cooked bacon is. The brown sauce is also a mystery to me...
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Re: Bacon butties in ZH

You forgot the vital ingredients of cucumber, tomato and onion rings!
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I think I meant grilled . The bacon they sell here is like the bacon in Belgium, right ? I still am not sure what this cooked bacon is. The brown sauce is also a mystery to me...
It's not this stuff which I have seen in both Belgium and France.

http://courses.carrefour.fr/drive/to.../153858/231900

http://courses.carrefour.fr/drive/to.../307106/550052

Nor this stuff although this would do in the absence of anything better but it is cut too thinly. This is streaky bacon in England and can be smoked or unsmoked.( and is called lard in French)

http://courses.carrefour.fr/drive/to.../153859/819962

But this

http://www.tesco.com/groceries/produ.../?id=267993244

And this is brown sauce

http://www.tesco.com/groceries/produ.../?id=253745088

Which I personally wouldn't put anywhere near a bacon butty of mine.



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You forgot the vital ingredients of cucumber, tomato and onion rings!
You're obviously from the other side of the pond.
A real bacon butty doesn't contain any if those things. A grilled tomato possibly but onion ring and cucumber never.

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You're obviously from the other side of the pond.
A real bacon butty doesn't contain any if those things.
naw!
Only ocassionally been across the pond.

And it's all gotta be contained in a toasted pitta bread.

No brown sauce or ketchup or any of that industrial slop.

Yum! Yum!
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Re: Bacon butties in ZH

A british bacon butty looks like this



Brown sauce is a malt vinegar based condiment, mainly used for breakfast items, almost as popular as kechup. HP sauce is the main brand name for brown sauce.

Wikipedia reference-linkHP_Sauce

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You forgot the vital ingredients of cucumber, tomato and onion rings!
Huh? Cucumber? Onion Rings? Seriously?

Not a chance.

1) Bread - Fresh soft white buttered bread (preferably Warburtons "thick" or "toastie" loaf as someone else has suggested).
2) Bacon - Danish bacon, smoked or unsmoked as your tastes dictates, with the rind tinged with crispiness.
3) Brown sauce - HP Sauce, no own brand sh1t from some random shop. It's gotta be the real deal, the real McCoy!!

That's it. Plain and simple. Nothing more, nothing less.

Ferkin' 'ell I'm dying for one now. I can't wait to get back to the UK in a fortnight for one.

EDIT : Also, the aforementioned culinary delight should be enjoyed with a piping hot cup of tea (Yorkshire Tea ideally).

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So once you've got the bacon which bread do you use?

The ideal bacon buttie needs soft, chemically treated white ready sliced bread ala warbutons.

The sliced bread here is already stale and only fit for the toaster.

I know that kind I think , the cheapest ingredient version is the coop prix garantie in the pinkish package , its the chemical slightly sweet colapsing bread that you used to get at kids partys in your childhood
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Re: Bacon butties in ZH

I don't know if it matters, but Aldi Germany has what you Brits call bacon, only the slices are nice and thin, tried some the other weekend, not thick as a shoe sole which is what we had sometimes in the Uk b&bs.

And anyway, for me bacon is a totally difderent product

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Re: Bacon butties in ZH

That's not what brits call bacon! That one there is like 60% fat...

THIS is bacon

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naw!
Only ocassionally been across the pond.

And it's all gotta be contained in a toasted pitta bread.

No brown sauce or ketchup or any of that industrial slop.

Yum! Yum!
Mate, as rightly pointed out the plant material was suspect, but the "pitta" bread?!? Ask for one of those in a true greasy spoon caf and you'll be out on your ear...

Personally, I like the fried egg & bacon buttie. Nothing extra - only butter if anything and not marg. Hhhmmmm.

Always been a mystery that a porc loving nation has this gap in the counter. They have the animals, so what's the problem!?!
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Always been a mystery that a porc loving nation has this gap in the counter. They have the animals, so what's the problem!?!
It is a mystery. My only explanation is that they are anti-imperialist pigs... or... more likely just have different tradition of meat cuts.

Bet there are no butchers on these forums to adjudicate
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That's not what brits call bacon! That one there is like 60% fat...

THIS is bacon

WAAAAHHHHHHH, my mouth is watering too much to concentrate on work.
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WAAAAHHHHHHH, my mouth is watering too much to concentrate on work.
Mine as well, for about a week now...
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Mine as well, for about a week now...
I think you should see a doctor about that, doesn't sound healthy.

Seriously though, we need to do a London to Zürich bacon express. Anyone on these forums flying from the UK to Zürich should bring the 1kg per person that they're allowed and us crazy bacon people can pay retail price + small amount for the inconvenience...

(I know that there are expat shops bit prices are stupid...)
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That's not what brits call bacon! That one there is like 60% fat...

THIS is bacon

Looks like ham to me.

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Looks like ham to me.

Tom
And there beginneth the debate!!!

I accept that (some) Americans call this "ham", but that is most definitely bacon. Ask for a bacon sandwich in the UK and that's what you're going to be presented with (obviously cooked and between 2 sheets of bread).

Ask for a ham sandwich and you'll get a schinken sandwich, something like smoked ham, roast ham, boiled ham, honey roast ham, ham on the bone etc i.e., already cooked. (damn, I sound like Bubba from Forrest Gump talking about shrimp!!)
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I think you should see a doctor about that, doesn't sound healthy.

Seriously though, we need to do a London to Zürich bacon express. Anyone on these forums flying from the UK to Zürich should bring the 1kg per person that they're allowed and us crazy bacon people can pay retail price + small amount for the inconvenience...

(I know that there are expat shops bit prices are stupid...)
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Looks like ham to me.

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To me too.
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Re: Bacon butties in ZH

I know one of the few places where you can go and buy thick cut, English-style bacon, but it's direct from a restaurant and a closely guarded secret.

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I don't know if it matters, but Aldi Germany has what you Brits call bacon, only the slices are nice and thin, tried some the other weekend, not thick as a shoe sole which is what we had sometimes in the Uk b&bs.

And anyway, for me bacon is a totally difderent product

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So err, not what Brits call bacon then. You can get that fatty filth anywhere in Swizerland...

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Looks like ham to me.

Tom
Get your glasses tested. It's the average bacon, nothing thick-cut or special, but bacon nonetheless.

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So err, not what Brits call bacon then. You can get that fatty filth anywhere in Swizerland...
Why don' people ever listen...SIGH .....I said they now sell what the Brits call bacon, only the slices are thin, and yes, they sell real bacon (the fatty kind) too, which they label as "breakfast bacon" whereas the other is called "English bacon" or maybe "British", I don't quite remember.
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