Bringing home the (good) bacon

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It never fails. I say to a fellow American expat in Dakar, “I bought some bacon.” And then they ask, “Yeah, but is it good bacon?”

I don’t claim to be bacon connoisseur by any stretch. I like it on my cheeseburgers and for the occasional breakfast compliment. And I think the locally packaged CDA bacon is pretty good. This was recently confirmed by others at a burger cookout and by my rather discerning husband at breakfast today.

TIP: Cook on low heat covered. This isn’t the super greasy US-style bacon, so you’ll want to keep the moisture in.

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So yes. I’m going to answer that it is, in fact, good bacon.

You can occasionally find it in grocery stores, but I buy mine from Mirna at Shady Shack (1,200cfa/package of about 6 slices).

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2 comments

  1. Another place for bacon is City Dia. This week they had Jambom cru: fumé de la Foret Noire which is lean with very little fat. 2000 CFA per package, but each package has 10 good size pieces.

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