Bacon is just so good. Unfortunately a Pork Belly contain a lot of fat. Not very healthy for ya.
So I make another version called Canadian Bacon, based on Pork Loin instead of Fat Pork Belly.
In my view Canadian Bacon not only is healthier it tastes better as well !
Pork Loin divided into two pieces
1 Quart Water Cold
1/4 Cup Salt
1/4 Cup Sugar
6 Hickory Chunks
Mix the Water, Salt and Sugar into a Brine. Put the Pork Loin pieces in the Brine
and place in the refrigerator for 7 days.
Start upyour Smoker at 250F for a 3 hour smoke
Put a thermometer into one of the pieces and place all the Meat on the Smoker
Add 3 Chunks of Hickory to the Smoker for good smoke
After 30 minutes add another 3 Chunks Hickory.
Take the Pork Loin pieces off when inside temperature reaches 145F
Let them cool. Slice thin and fry. It is sooo good !