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A question about a recipe: Corn and bacon pie

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I have a question about the ingredient "pieces center-cut bacon, chopped into lardons" on the recipe "Corn and bacon pie" from fiveandspice.
What is a lardon?

asked by SEW over 5 years ago
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Merrill Stubbs

Merrill is a co-founder of Food52.

added over 5 years ago

A lardon is just a type of cut -- it's a rectangular baton about an inch long and 1/4 an inch around. You'll need to start with thick-cut or slab bacon in order to cut it into lardons -- regular sliced bacon is too thin, although you could probably get away with little strips rather than lardons for this recipe.

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Emily is a trusted source on Scandinavian Cuisine.

added over 5 years ago

Just what I would have said, though I probably would have explained it less eloquently!

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amysarah is a trusted home cook.

added over 5 years ago

Also, lardons are not usually cooked to the crisp bacon stage; they're chewy, meaty little nubbins of bacon goodness.

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