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It’s Homemade Bacon!!!

Bacon is just one of those things that I have always enjoyed ever since I was a little kind. I really wanted to experience the process of making it(one day I will make it truly from scratch by cutting up the pig but this is good for now) from pork belly to delicious salted treat of goodness.

This recipe yields 5 lbs but adjust accordingly as I made only 2 lbs as a starter batch to learn

1/4 cup of kosher salt
2 teaspoons pink curing salt
4 tablespoons ground black pepper
4 bay leaves, crumbled
1/4 cup brown sugar
5 cloves of garlic chopped up

Here is my 2 lbs of pork belly
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All my combined ingredients
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Throw your pork belly in a zip lock bag and mix it with your ingredients
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Put your pork in the fridge and let it do its job for about a week.
After the week is done pull out your pork and rinse it off and dry it thoroughly and place on a sheet pan.
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Put your pre-bacon pork filled sheet pan in the oven at 200 degrees for about 90 minutes or until it reaches an internal temp of 150 degrees F.
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Glorious slab of bacon
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Throw it on a cutting board and start cutting it down to finish it off (Don’t worry, its hard to cut them nice and uniform without a slicer so you will get nice big pieces of bacon)
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Fry it off in a pan or cook it off in an oven at 400 degrees till its nice and crispy
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Now enjoy the fruits of your labor!

Look out for our Candied Bacon Vodka in the upcoming weeks.

 

 

 
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