Pork Belly Bacon

I pulled some pork belly slices out of the freezer for supper, not really knowing what I wanted to do with them. I was tentatively thinking of frying them up and tossing them in a Thai inspired sauce. Wasn’t 100% sure though. I wanted something fairly quick and of course crispy. After yet another quick and successful Google search I found one for crispy pork belly slices, that were simple and easy to whip up.

I took the advice of one of the sites and cooked it in the oven, versus frying it. It came out nice and crispy and just needed a sprinkle of salt when it was done. It’s basically a crispy Asian bacon.

Feel free to add more or less hot sauce as desired. I used a tablespoon and didn’t taste any heat, and may add a bit more next time.

Crispy Pork Belly Strips
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Ingredients
  1. 1/2 kg pork belly slices
  2. 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  3. 2 teaspoons grated ginger
  4. 1 tablespoon hot pepper paste
  5. 1/2 tablespoon Splenda
  6. 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  7. 2 tablespoons sesame oil
  8. 2 tablespoons toasted white sesame seeds
Instructions
  1. Combine the marinade ingredients in a ziploc bag and add the pork belly strips.
  2. Massage into the meat strips.
  3. Let marinate for about 30 minutes.
  4. Preheat the oven to 400F.
  5. Place a rack on a tinfoil lined cookie sheet.
  6. Place the strips on the rack and bake for 30 minutes.
  7. Flip over and bake another 15-30 minutes.Watch it after 15 minutes as it will turn crispy quickly.
  8. Remove from the rack and place on paper towel.
  9. Sprinkle with salt and serve.
Adapted from Spice the Plate
Adapted from Spice the Plate
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CRISPY PORK BELLY SLICES

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