have recorded value growth of nearly 40% over the last five years.
The Usain Bolt of racing and the next Nijinsky were both on the lips of the butcher who served up my back rashers
Considering this was a Beefeater specialising in meat, I would also rather have had crisper, streaky bacon instead of back rashers
Ingredients 2 tsp vegetable oil 300g smoked thick-cut rindless bacon back rashers
, chopped 1 large onion, thinly sliced 1/2 x 15g pack fresh thyme 284ml pot Waitrose Whipping Cream 300ml semi-skimmed milk 1 clove garlic, crushed 1kg waxy potatoes, such as Charlotte, peeled and thinly sliced 250g Waitrose French Mature Ripe Brie, cut into thin slices Method Preheat the oven to 180[degrees]C, gas mark 4, and grease a 1.
The fat content of bacon is also being challenged by the UK's growing focus on health, as consumers switch from the rattier streaky bacon to the leaner back rashers
Best Irish Speciality Winner: Spiced Dry Cured Back Rashers
, Mc Carthy Meats
Serves: 6 Ingredients 2 tsp vegetable oil 300g smoked thick- cut rindless bacon back rashers
, chopped 1 large onion, thinly sliced ' x 15g pack fresh thyme 284ml pot Waitrose Select Farm Whipping Cream 300ml semi- skimmed milk 1 clove garlic, crushed 1kg waxy potatoes, peeled and thinly sliced 250g Waitrose French Mature Ripe Brie, cut into thin slices Method Preheat the oven to 180C, gas mark 4, and lightly grease a 1.
Best back rashers
were a sizzling 22 per cent dearer in Dublin, a medium uncooked chicken was 20 per cent more expensive and salmon steaks were six per cent more in cost.
Again, the trend is even more marked if you look at the 12 weeks to September 11, during which a frenzy of promotions meant 48% of prepacked back rashers
were sold on deal, compared with 30% in the equivalent period in 2004.
The variants are smoked back rashers
, unsmoked back rashers
and unsmoked streaky rashers.
Dice two back rashers
of bacon, thinly slice two cooked pork sausages, slice a couple of mushrooms and a tomato and arrange over the base.