What is Cottage Bacon? Only The Best Meat Ever, Here’s Why
I can't believe I'm 31 years old and only discovered this in the last year. This is in my opinion the best meat ever. Regular bacon is the reigning champ, but I think it's because more people have tried cottage bacon.
Cottage bacon is thinly sliced meat from the shoulder of a pig. It is more lean than fatty, streaky bacon. But don't worry, it still has enough grease to make it tasty. As you can see in the picture, it's more of a rectangular or oval shape, compared to the strips of bacon that you are used to.
The best way I can describe it is like a really thick bacon that doesn't shrink down to nothing while you cook it. It's perfect for eating by itself. It really shines when you use it in a sandwich, or as a topping to a burger because of the shape.
Here it is cooked: (We had already ate a bunch and almost forgot to snap a pic.)
Cottage bacon isn't something you usually can find right next to the other bacon. Try a meat shop, or special order from a butcher. It's excellent!