Peameal Bacon

Aka Canadian Bacon

Preparation info
  • Makes about

    3 pounds

    • Difficulty


Appears in
The Bacon Bible

By Peter Sherman and Stephanie Banyas

Published 2019

  • About

This bacon comes from pork loin, which is a lean and rather dry cut of meat that needs a brine to pump it up with lots of moisture and flavor. This bacon (which is cured but NOT smoked) is considered the real Canadian bacon thanks to the addition of pure maple syrup and cornmeal on the outside, which gives it a distinct texture and appearance, as opposed to what Americans consider Canadian bacon (the thinly sliced meat served with eggs Benedict).