Peameal Bacon Sandwich

Peameal Bacon Sandwich

One of my favorite weekend lunches is the simple peameal bacon sandwich. Peameal bacon is pork loin that is cured and rolled in cornmeal. Unlike normal bacon it is not full of fat and your pan is not swimming in grease after frying it. Peameal bacon is nice and juicy and full of flavour. Luckily I live within walking distance of the St. Lawrence market where there are several butchers that make their own peameal bacon and there a several shops that sell peameal bacon sandwiches. Every time I go I am tempted by the sights and smells of the peameal bacon. A peameal bacon sandwich can be as simple as fried peameal bacon in bread, or you can add some mustard, or you can make a BLT, etc. I like to make mine with the works, with lettuce, tomato, cheese, mayo and sometimes pickles. It is a really tasty sandwich that never fails to satisfy. (Note: Those brown caramelized bits in the pan after frying the peameal are so full of flavour! I try to scrape them up and add them to the sandwich.)

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43 comments:

Indigo said...

I've never heard of peameal bacon but I like the sound of it from what you said ^__^. Your photos are fantastic, as always, by the way.

cook eat FRET said...

the best part was you said peameal 10x (including the title)

hee

cook eat FRET said...

make that 11...

peameal peameal peameal

i am so 12

Laura @ Hungry and Frozen said...

Hee. Never heard of peameal (what magical process turns cornmeal into peameal as soon as it hits the bacon?) but it sure sounds good...I love those crispy bits that get stuck on the pan too, so good! :)

Lori said...

I've also never heard of peameal bacon before. But it sure sounds good! And that sandwich with the works looks awesome!

Peter M said...

Kevin, this is as Toronto as they get...I luv having these sandwiches down at St. Lawrence Market.

Neen said...

Question for you Kevin: Where do you get all your recipes? You have such an eclectic mix of Asian, Greek, Western, etc., and you're always off doing something super creative and reasonably intimidating. Where does your inspiration come from?

HoneyB said...

Kevin, you always make my mouth water and I wish I were eating at your house!

Jenny said...

Wow Kevin, this looks incredible. I'm a sucker for a good sandwich, I just might have to make this one! Great pics!

Vicarious Foodie said...

I see mayo in that sandwich. Hell, yeah!

Lina said...

ohhh~ I've never heard of peameal bacon before either... It looks so good! I want the works please!

Marc @ NoRecipes said...

I've never heard of this before, is it a regional thing or have I just been cooking in a cave? Your sandwich looks delightful!

cakebrain said...

I wonder, is peameal bacon an EastCoast regional thing? I haven't seen it around these parts in Vancouver. It's definitely not at the local Safeway or major supermarkets. But again, I haven't looked too hard. I'll have to ask for it by name at my favourite meat store now and see who carries it. Looks bacony beautiful!

StickyGooeyCreamyChewy said...

Sigh...Another great food I'll never find around here. It looks great though. I think I could really go for that sandwich!

Grace said...

peameal bacon sounds a bit off-putting to someone (like myself) who doesn't know what it is. that's a shame because clearly it's something that should never be overlooked!

Jerry said...

Kevin - if you are ever in St Jacobs you can get awesome pemeal bacon there at the farmer's market. We go on road trips to stock up. Another nice way to cook it is to bake it like a roast - it is amazing how tender it ca be!

diva said...

i was just about to head into the kitchen to make myself a big cheese sandwich for lunch. can't beat yours. looks like the king of sandwiches!

anyway kevin, i've tagged you for an award!

Maya said...

Kevin:
Peameal bacon..interesting. Looks good!

giz said...

This is so the perfect weekend breakfast or lunch. Since I'm writing this on Sunday morning, I'd love this for brunch.

Deborah said...

I have never even heard of peameal bacon, but it sounds so delicious!

Chef Erik said...

Sandwich looks great. I would make it vegetarian though. I love a good sandwich!

noble pig said...

Again, you have taught me something I never knew about. Peameal, who knew? I wonder if we have something like that here in California, I'll have to ask around.

Manggy said...

Oh, I knew it was a bad idea to have an early dinner! I want that sanwich sooooooooooooooo

soooooo

bad. Sigh :O

meeso said...

That's a really awesome pic of the sandwich, and that bacon sounds really good!

Gaurav said...

First time on your blog ....interesting mix of recipes. Love the photos ...makes me feel hungry ...and guess what..am fixing myself a good sandwich :)

Helene said...

I never heard of peameal bacon but that sandwich looks yummy.

Ferdzy said...

Yesss! I do like to see a peameal bacon sandwich with more in it than peameal. Looks deelish.

LyB said...

Drooling... I'm drooling Kevin, see what you've done to me? :)
If I could find peameal bacon anywhere around here, I would be making that sandwich, right now!

Elle said...

I've never heard of this, but oh my gosh, it sounds fantastic! Lucky you!

tigerfish said...

After eating so much in my recent HK trip, I feel like a sandwich now!

Mochachocolata Rita said...

Yum! I just saw something similar in Tony Bourdain's No reservation (about Sao Paulo, Brazil)...I sooo want that huge pile of goodness in a sandwich T_T

Heather said...

That's a really decent-looking sammich you've got there.

Why do they call it peameal if it's actually cornmeal?

daphne said...

I haven't heard of peameal bacon but that looks wonderful. Lovely layers on your sandwich.

Mr. Shiny & New said...

MMM Peameal bacon... some people also refer to it as back-bacon. But what's important is that it's bacon, and bacon makes everything better, including this blog. :)

Jeff said...

This post reminded me of my favorite Simpsons quote:
Homer: Are you saying you're never going to eat any animal again? What about bacon?
Lisa: No.
Homer: Ham?
Lisa: No.
Homer: Pork chops?
Lisa: Dad, those all come from the same animal.
Homer: Heh heh heh. Ooh, yeah, right, Lisa. A wonderful, magical animal.

Thank you for showing me something new. Now I must figure out how to make peameal bacon.

RecipeGirl said...

I wonder if this is something that is local to your area? I've never heard of peameal. Looks great though!

Dazey said...

This is off topic but where do you get matcha powder? I'm also in Toronto so I thought I'd ask you and save myself some time searching. Thanks =)

Kevin said...

Dazey: I got the matcha at Whole Foods. It was kind of expensive though. I would think that you could probably find some much cheaper in Chinatown.

cakewardrobe said...

Your blog makes me drool soo much that I need to drink tons of water!!

Jessy and her dog Winnie said...

Looks great! Way better than subway!

Nilmandra said...

That looks like a really delicious and wholesome sandwich. Droolworthy!

Cooking and the City said...

Kevin that sandwich looks great, I too have not heard of peameal bacon! :-)

Bellini Valli said...

The only place to buy peameal bacon here in the wild, wild west is at Costco. They have never heard of it...can you believe it:D

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