Making streaky bacon at home

Sweet bacon (Ingredients/makes 4kg roughly)

-400g kosher salt

-200g white sugar

-50g pink salt

-150ml of maple syrup


Savory bacon (Ingredients/makes 4kg roughly)

-400g kosher salt

-200g white sugar

-50g pink salt

-5 x garlic cloves crushed

-crushed bay leaves

-1tbsp cracked pepper corns


1- Get yourself a boneless pork belly preferably with the rind off


2-Place the pork belly in a zip lock bag then add all your ingredients in the bag. Rub all ingredients around the pork belly evenly before refrigerating.


3-Refregirate for 7 days, flipping the pork belly over every day to ensure both sides are evenly soaked in your bacon mix


4-Remove from the fridge and take the pork belly out of your bag and rinse under cold water making sure that all excess salt is off the surface


5-At this point you can slice your bacon thinly and cook. If you want to smoke your bacon then put it in your smoker with your preference of wood and smoke for 2 hours @150F, chill the bacon then slice thinly.




This recipe is also great for cuts like B/less loin, pork cheeks and other pork cuts


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