Butcher defends his bacon after My Kitchen Rules episode

Scotty Reid with a flinch of bacon.
Scotty Reid with a flinch of bacon. Alistair Brightman

SCOTTY the butcher has bitten back to defend his bacon after it got burned by criticism on Channel 7's My Kitchen Rules.

On Thursday night, about two million viewers across Australia watched Hervey Bay couple Dan and Steph scrape through to stay in the running of the show by one point.

The couple braised smoked bacon from Scotty's Mad About Meats in cherry cola for the main meal and the meat was slammed for being too fatty.

On Friday, Scotty Reid said he stood behind the quality of his meats.

"We have won over 40 awards across the state for our meats," he said.

"Everything I sell, I back up."

Scotty said about 100 customers went through his shop each day and he hadn't heard a complaint like Dan and Steph's.

He said he still wished the couple all the best and chalked up the criticism to the pressure-cooker environment of reality television.

Scotty admitted the cut of meat the couple used was a fatty one, but said the choice to use smoked bacon rather than fresh pork belly would have affected the meal.

He advised anyone wanting to try that recipe in future to use the fresh pork rather than the smoked bacon.

Topics:  bacon, butcher, channel seven, editors picks, scotty reid



Local Real Estate

Featured Real Estate
FULLY SELF CONTAINED... $9500.00 From
Cabin $12.5K for 6 x 2.4 x 2.5m fully installed. D.I.Y $9.5k bare ...
A FIRST CLASS... Sold
House 5 2 4
Constantly sought... Auction
House 2 2 3
Finish me off please! Auction 16/8...
House 4 1

Featured Jobs

Ipswich jobs listed daily

Featured Jobs
Asphalt Crew Member Brisbane Full Time
TIG Welders Brisbane Full Time
CMT Concrete Tester ... Brisbane Full Time $50000.00 - $60000.00 p.a. + based on experience


Local Partners

LATEST DEALS AND OFFERS

Local Jobs

Search for your next job now!
Learn More

Cars For Sale

Find cars for sale online now.
Learn More

Subscription Sale

Subscribe now for $1 for 14 days.
Learn More

Local Profile

Stay Connected

Get the news as it happens, in your inbox

You can change the newsletters you are subscribed to when you edit your profile

Edit Profile


Special Offers

Latest deals and offers

Horoscopes

Leo

You’re challenged in your work and this could be because of a difference of work ethics or philosophy. You need to compromise and work as...

read more

Marketplace

Special Offers & Promotions

Compare & Save