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Bekon or boczek?


Polonius3 1,000 | 12,448
18 Aug 2010  #1
Both are often translated into English as bacon.Does English have some differentiation like back bacon or something? I know bekon is meatier and boczek more fatty.
plk123 8 | 4,150
18 Aug 2010  #2
yeah, back bacon.. however, it may have a different meanaing between all the commonwealths and usa too..
polkamaniac 1 | 482
18 Aug 2010  #3
Its' like comparing apples to oranges.there is a big difference in the cut of meat for bacon and back bacon.Bacon is very fatty and back bacon is mostly meat.









sausage 19 | 777
20 Aug 2010  #5
boczek more fatty.

"streaky bacon" perhaps
polkamaniac 1 | 482
20 Aug 2010  #6
It's what we call "bardzo smaczne" boczek in Polish.I have now bought myself a smoker and have made my own smoked bacon.very delicious!!!!!
ender 5 | 398
20 Aug 2010  #7
in english it's pancetta
pgtx 29 | 3,159
20 Aug 2010  #8
in Italian, actually...
ender 5 | 398
20 Aug 2010  #9
also and it's where it came from to TESCO, Sainsburys :-) same as pierogi=ravioli
somedude
8 Oct 2019  #10
Merged:

Boczek Wędzony



OK, so I have some questions about Boczek. Ive had lots of Boczek before but I just bought some "boczek wędzony" from a Polish shop in London, it looks quite raw, a bit like UK bacon. Am I meant to fry it or eat as it is? Seems difficult to cut and a bit chewy...

It looks like this, much more wet and transparent than fully cooked Boczek...

Boczek

Thanks
pawian 161 | 9,906
8 Oct 2019  #11
it looks quite raw,

Yes, smoked boczek is like raw. I must say I would never eat it like that, it requires frying but then it can be a bit tough. People mostly boil it to get a tasty broth base for soup.

That is why I always buy preboiled one which you can slice and put into a sandwich immediately.
Miloslaw 6 | 2,288
8 Oct 2019  #12
Yes, smoked boczek is like raw. I must say I would never eat it like that

I would eat it raw but it is better fried or ideally boiled.
With plenty of mustard, ogorki and good bread that is buttered.
somedude
9 Oct 2019  #13
I just diced it and fried it in a pan, it was nice, better tasting and less chewy than raw, very close to UK smoked bacon style. The rind/skin was too tough to eat.
pawian 161 | 9,906
9 Oct 2019  #14
The skin always goes into the bin, even my cats don`t want it.
Miloslaw 6 | 2,288
9 Oct 2019  #15
Different tastes.
I love it.
pawian 161 | 9,906
9 Oct 2019  #16
No, Milo, you don`t know what we are talking about. We mean the bottom part of boczek which is the toughest skin. You would need the jaws of Jaws to bite through it. It remains tough even if you boil it 24 hours.



Miloslaw 6 | 2,288
9 Oct 2019  #17
No, Milo, you don`t know what we are talking about

I have been eating boczek longer than you have, so please do not say that I don't know what I am talking about.
I have very good teeth and strong jaws.... :-)
pawian 161 | 9,906
10 Oct 2019  #18
That`s good you have jaws like a shark, but believe me, saying that you don`t know what we are talking about was meant to save you from disgrace of sounding ridiculous coz that rind/outer skin of boczek piece is really inedible , like a sole of a shoe, and eating it is a big sacrifice. Are you so starved you need to bite through it so mercilessly, can`t you find better food in the UK? :):)
kaprys 2 | 1,868
10 Oct 2019  #19
I hardly ever eat boczek but isn't the bottom part actually the skin? So it's like eating leather. ...
It is inedible really.
Miloslaw 6 | 2,288
10 Oct 2019  #20
that rind/outer skin of boczek piece is really inedible

Not when boiled.A bit tough I'll admit.
But I am a bit weird, I have been known to eat French suacisson sec and salami whole,without removing the skin
and some cheeses whole that some people remove the skin first.......... :-)

Which reminds me, in Alsace in France they do speck, which I assume is similar to German speck.
This is similar to Polish boczek but that skin is truly inedible... it would break your teeth.
pawian 161 | 9,906
10 Oct 2019  #21
I see. OK, as I eat strange things myself, then I mustn`t view your boczek skin as odd. :):)

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