Extra Thick Cut Bacon

Extra Thick Cut Bacon

MADE BY PETER LUGER IN BROOKLYN, NEW YORK

  • $16 for a 12 ounce package

Mouth says...

Extra. Thick. Cut. We almost feel dirty when we say it. This is the bacon to end all bacons. While most packages of bacon hold anywhere from 16-24 slices in 12 oz., Peter Luger holds a mere 5 pieces. And believe us, it’s not because ol’ Peter is pulling a fast one. Each slice is truly a slab, weighing in at over 2 ounces and nearly a half-inch thick. (Most grocery store varieties are a measly 1/5 inch.) You’ll only need one to satisfy any craving for porky sumptuousness.

Originally, the 130 year-old legendary Brooklyn steakhouse reserved this cut of bacon for their waitstaff alone. But we can’t imagine that anything that tasted this good could possibly be kept a secret for long. By the 1980s, it was an elusive part of a secret menu that only the in-the-know diners would request. Finally, in 1997, the restaurant relented and put it on the menu, not as a burger accompaniment or a salad topping, but as a stand alone a la carte menu item. When we got a taste of this bacon in our tasting room, we felt blessed. (Not even #blessed, just pure hand-to-heaven blessed.) Praise be. The piggiest of bacon connoisseurs will go hog wild.


Tip of the Tongue:

Take a note from the Peter Luger menu, and serve this bacon a la carte perhaps with a tangy barbecue sauce. But be warned. After one bite, there will be no going back to any other bacon.

Ingredients

Cured with Water, Salt, Sugar, Sodium.