Lox: Bacon of the Sea™

October 24, 2008 12:01 am Published by 6 Comments
Lox and a bagel

Kosher bacon?

Maybe not.

Kosher Lox?

A staple of any respectable oneg.

Bacon of the Sea™?

Most definitely. 

You see, bacon and lox have a lot in common. They’re both made of meat. They’re both smoked and salty. They’re both pinkish-brown in color. 

And most importantly, they are both unimaginably delicious.

According to YumSugar,(from whence we borrowed the mouth watering picture above) lox is defined as “A cured salmon fillet that is usually sliced super thin. It is most typically served with cream cheese on a bagel.

The term is derived from the German word Lachs in German and laks in Yiddish, both meaning salmon. It’s traditionally cured in a brine of water, oil, salt, sugars and spices.”

So grab a friend, get some lox and enjoy this tasty, salty, delicious, nutritious treat that for some unknown reason goes great with a bagel and cream cheese. 

Smaste™ rating: 44.891

— Mike

Photo Credit: http://www.yumsugar.com/494641

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  • Mom says:

    Mazal tov on giving the Kosher Bacon of the Sea some well deserved recognition.

  • as a member of the tribe who has gone to the dark (pork, shellfish, cheeseburgers) side, I can confidently say that as good as lox with cream cheese on a bagel is, bacon is way better.

    that said, i’ll be putting bacon on my next lox and bagel sandwich!

  • PhillR says:

    This is absolutely true. Truly great lox is a hard thing to get though. The great smoke houses of Brooklyn are almost all gone now. Zabars is our last best hope for reliably great Nova. Get the hand sliced.

  • I’m a big fan of lox. In addition to bagels and cream cheese, it is also really good in an omelette. I used to like the salty lox the best but I haven’t had that type in years.

  • Musicman 56 says:

    Lox, cream cheese & bagels are food from the gods. Bacon on a bagel sounds, feels and looks wrong. I’m jewish & repressed.

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