Scott Petersen, part of the Specialty Foods Group of Owensboro, KY, is an old line meat manufacturer from Chicago marketed nationwide. The brand makes hot dogs, bologna, lunch meat, and bacon. I haven’t tried the hot dogs, a line that is solely of the skinless variety, and while they do have an all beef frank, the ingredients of the others put me off. Example? Scott Petersen Hot Links: Mechanically separated chicken, beef salivary glands, lymph nodes and fat (cheek and tongue), water, pork, beef, seasonings and preservatives).
Bacon is available in both regular and thick sliced packaging. I had a hankering for a breakfast sandwich, and prepared the bacon in two different manners, pan fried and baked. Mrs. Burgerdogboy prefers her bacon oven baked, tho I am not sure why, it is surely not her commitment to a healthy lifestyle; she eschews any approach to that particular kind of living. But I oblige, regardless. The end result is obvious, baked bacon tends to be ‘leaner’ as an end product, and certainly flatter in appearance, but the bacon fried in its own fat tends to be more flavorful albeit rather disorganized in appearance. (See pics below).
In any case, the sandwich was a success, consisting of toasted, buttered Italian bread, two basted eggs, bacon, and American singles. As the yolks are soft when I create these, they can be rather messy to eat, but for me, that’s part of the fun!
What about the bacon? As you well know, prices are through the roof lately, with value brands fairly close in price to premium ones, so you might as well splurge on the good stuff. I found the Petersen rather flavorless, regardless of cooking method. It likes any sort of punch from seasoning, and there is virtually no hint of smoke. It won’t be on my regular shopping list.
Scott Petersen Bacon Review