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To think that flaccid bacon is the Devil's invention?

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TwigletFiend Tue 30-Jun-15 09:20:58

I am on holiday in West Wales and went out for a breakfast this morning. I was really looking forward to it, BUT THEN... It arrived and the bacon was limp.

It just lay there, pale and congealing with soggy white fat. And I thought, does anybody actually eat it like this when crispy golden bacon is such a heavenly experience?

(Yes, keyboard warriors, this is very much tongue in cheek.)

TinyManticore Tue 30-Jun-15 09:22:30

Revolting. Undercooked bacon is so off putting. It's the reason I wouldn't order anything with bacon in a restaurant or cafe - you can just guarantee it'll cooked wrong.

SqueezyCheeseWeasel Tue 30-Jun-15 09:23:08


ghostyslovesheep Tue 30-Jun-15 09:24:29

Bacon should snap - anything else is unacceptable

TwigletFiend Tue 30-Jun-15 09:28:47

My housemate for two years at university used to MICROWAVE her bacon for thirty seconds and then eat it shock

<shifty eyes>

They are hiding amongst us like normal people.

MrsGentlyBenevolent Tue 30-Jun-15 09:29:00

Yabu - bacon is the Devil's invention, end of.

HelenF350 Tue 30-Jun-15 09:32:06

Yuck, soggy bacon is revolting!

sliceofsoup Tue 30-Jun-15 09:33:35


Soggy bacon is the make or break of a good breakfast.

It has to be crispy.

Contraryish Tue 30-Jun-15 09:35:29

I love it all soft and juicy, so you can actually taste the bacon. When it's crispy and overdone, all you can taste is salt, it's horrid!

WorraLiberty Tue 30-Jun-15 09:36:24

Limp bacon?? shock angry

I hope you took whoever cooked it, outside and gave them a good kicking.

Daffodilliesanddaisies Tue 30-Jun-15 09:38:20

My Dp likes soggy limp bacon, it gives me the boak. He's learnt how to cook mine to its crispy perfection.

FenellaFellorick Tue 30-Jun-15 09:39:39

we do indeed walk among you grin I love soggy bacon. It's great in a sandwich.

TwigletFiend Tue 30-Jun-15 10:01:40

But surely you end up with fat soaked, claggy bread and a sandwich with a uniform squishy texture?!


VenusVanDamme Tue 30-Jun-15 10:04:06

YABU - I hate crispy bacon, it's just burnt. That's the reason I never get a roll and bacon from a cafe, I like it just cooked!

usualsuspect333 Tue 30-Jun-15 10:05:38

I hate crispy bacon. I love it limp and just cooked.

OnlyLovers Tue 30-Jun-15 10:12:45

YANBU. It could make me cry. I like bacon you can pick up with your fingers. The fat on underdone bacon is especially disturbing.

cardibach Tue 30-Jun-15 10:22:08

Crispy bacon is burnt. All I can taste is salt and burn. Bacon cooked correctly is soft - don't see why you all think it will be dripping with fat, though! That's inferior bacon carelessly served.

FenellaFellorick Tue 30-Jun-15 10:38:30

I drain the fat off. I don't like bacon that you could crumple to dust in your hand. It's cooked, it's just not crunchy.

like this.

AuntyMag10 Tue 30-Jun-15 10:38:55

Bacon in general is yuck.

TwigletFiend Tue 30-Jun-15 10:46:12

Fenella, that bacon is not limp. Therefore it is acceptable, if not how I would eat it.

It's the truly floppy stuff that is grim, when the rind is all pallid and slimy. Bleurgh.

AlisonBlunderland Tue 30-Jun-15 10:48:17

Flaccid bacon? Is this a euphenism?

ozzia Tue 30-Jun-15 10:48:39

Can't stand crunchy bacon, it actually upsets me

badtime Tue 30-Jun-15 11:28:01

I think the even the pro-soft bacon faction would agree that the fat/rind needs to be browned? Right?!

I don't mind soft or crispy bacon, but I cannot stand bacon that has been cooked at too low a temperature to brown the fatty edge. It's foul, and so disappointing.

Some places do this to such an extent that I think they must steam their bacon.

NashvilleQueen Tue 30-Jun-15 11:34:25

Couldn't agree more. Nothing disappoints like flaccid bacon. I tend to ask for it to be well done in a cafe and stand over them whilst they actually write it down. However I always prefer it when I do it myself exactly as I like it (and don't get me started on toast).

ozzia Tue 30-Jun-15 11:56:18

Soft bacon with all fat cut off for me

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