Salty Bacon

Discussion in 'Pork' started by wayne p, Jun 5, 2016.

  1. ]Made my first batch of Bacon. It has been in the fridge now for just two weeks after smoking. But I tried a few slices before resting and it is quite salty. Is there any way that I can soak it in water to draw somemore of the salt out. Or just learn from my mistake?
  2. jeffinn

    jeffinn Fire Starter

    I dont think you can soak it after its smoked. However you can simmer the bacon slices in water before cooking and that will remove a lot of the salt. I simmered my first batch for just a few minutes and it helped alot.
    Next time test fry a slice or two before smoking and you can soak it then if it's too salty.
  3. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Not really anything you can do now. It may not be a complete loss. Save it for making baked beans, or add it to soups.

    Share your recipe so we can help you with your next batch.

    It is always a good idea to do a fry test after curing and before smoking when making bacon or sausages too make sure your product isn't too salty or to make sure it is seasoned properly.

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