Try out this Delicious and super Easy 3 Ingredient Crispy Pork Belly. It’s the best Crispy Pork Belly and the crackling I have ever made!
Pork belly or Belly Pork is a boneless and fatty cut of meat from the belly of a pig. Pork belly is particularly popular in Hispanic, Chinese, Danish, Norwegian, Korean, Thai, and Filipino cuisine.
I will make this again and again.
- 1 kg (about 2 lb) skin-on pork belly
- Coarse Sea Salt
- Vegetable Oil or Olive Oil
- Wash and clean the pork belly and pat dry your pork belly with a paper towel.
- This is critical, DO NOT skip this drying step.
- Score/cut lines, with a very sharp knife (NOT Criss cross)
- Cut lines across the pork skin roughly 1 cm apart and cut through the skin, but only a couple of millimeters into the fat underneath.
- Rub the skin with about 12.5 ml (1 Tbsp) salt.
- Place the pork belly on a bakingtray and leave it to chill uncovered in the fridge for a minimum of 2-4hours.
- If possible, leave it overnight in the fridge as it will give better results.
- Preheat the oven to 200°C/390°F.
- When you take it out of the fridge, again pat dry the pork skin with a paper towel.
- Proceed to rub the skin with the oil and sprinkle the skin with extra salt.
- Place the pork belly skin sidedown in a roasting dish.
- This does sound strange but (just do it) and cover the pork belly with parchment paper and then proceed to place a cast iron pot or a heavy casserole dish on top of the paper.
- If you do not have a cast iron pot, any other oven-proof weight will work, but it must be heavy to weigh down the meat.
- Roast the pork belly for 1 hour.
- Now you can remove the weight and parchment paper and turn the belly over so it is skin-side up.
- Return to the oven and continue to roast for as long as needed until you get the perfect crackling.
- Be careful, not to overdo it, as it will burn quickly.
- Check in frequently to make sure it's done to perfection.
Prepared, tried, and tested by Esme's husband: The Recipe Hunter: Tried and Tested Recipes from Home Chefs and SA Tasty Recipes – Saffas Daily Recipes
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Amount Per Serving Calories 40Total Fat 4gSaturated Fat 1gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 3gCholesterol 3mgSodium 76mgCarbohydrates 0gFiber 0gSugar 0gProtein 1g
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