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Katenspek

Katenspek

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Definition: Katenspek is a type of Dutch bacon that is made from belly pork, which is first salted, then cooked, and then smoked. The name is derived from kate (a type of hut where the meat would be hung to dry) + spek (bacon).

Leaner than American- or English-style bacon, katenspek can be enjoyed as a cold-cut, fried or used as an ingredient in soups, stews and casseroles. It is typically served with rye bread alongside erwtensoep (Dutch split pea soup).

Common Misspellings: Kaatenspek; Katenspeck; Kattenspek
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