Chilebrown at home

Tuesday, September 28, 2010


The curtain will rise and  the lights will be dimmed. The spotlight will shine on to center stage to illuminate a slab of cured pork belly from Country Butcher. Country Butcher is a full service butcher located in Olivehurst California. This meat emporium has a full plate of cured meat products. Ham, bacon, sausage, and a large selection of marinated meat roasts are all displayed for purchase. Today we will showcase their bacon.

The first good sign of the quality of this bacon was the rind was removed. As some of you may know, rind on' is a crime against bacon nature. The bacon to fat ration was very decent. Once the bacon was removed from its protective covering no smoke aroma was present. The real test will be how this bacon tastes after kissing some hot black iron. The bacon fried up to a crispy crisp stick of pleasure. Salt and sugar did not really grab your attention. This can be a good thing because it demonstrates a good balance of seasoning. Unfortunately smoke flavor was not present either. The bacon did have a good pork flavor. This bacon was very decent but it just did not have any one component to ring the bell. Country Butcher will receive 3 stars out of 5.

Rating: 3 stars out of 5
Price: 4.99/pound
Where: 5860 Feather River Blvd.
              Olivehurst, Ca. 95961

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