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How to prepare and serve English rasher bacon?

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How to prepare and serve English rasher bacon?

Carb Lover | Sep 23, 2006 11:18 PM

I bought some English rasher bacon for the first time at a specialty market. The counter person helping me wasn't that knowledgeable and the head butcher was busy, so I couldn't inquire about usage. I believe this rasher bacon comes from the loin, so it is much leaner and more of a round shape than streaky American bacon. It has the look and texture of ham, and I believe it's cooked through since I had a bite.

So how should I prepare this? From some initial web searching, I'm thinking I should fry it like regular bacon. I suppose I'll need to use some fat and press a bit since it has the reputation of curling up on the sides, and I want it nicely browned.

What should I serve it with? I don't know much about English breakfasts, but I have the image of a ploughman's breakfast in my head...eggs, bacon, potatoes (or beans?), tomatoes? I definitely have lots of tomatoes to use up. Are the tomatoes roasted whole or what? Are the potatoes usually in hash brown form or diced or?

Please help me put a nice little Sun. brunch feast together to showcase this rasher bacon. Thanks!

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