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Bacon Curing Bag

Bacon Curing Bag

Ingredients
  

  • 1 Bacon Curing Bag
  • 2 kg Pork Belly Deskinned

Instructions
 

  • Select a 1.5 to 2 kg pork belly. Cut to as square as feasible. Make sure the skin is removed. Rinse and pat dry.
    Bacon Curing Bag
  • Insert pork into bag, zip lock it, and shake until pork is completely coated with the spices.
    Bacon Curing Bag
  • Note date and store in the refrigerator for 10 days. Every day or so flip the bag to ensure pork is still completely coated. Liquid may form and that is fine.
  • Take the cured pork out of the bag, rinse, and soak it in cool clear water for 4 hours to remove excess salt.
  • OPTIONAL: For more flavor, you can smoke the bacon using hickory or other hardwood chips. Slow cook the pork until the internal temperature of the pork is 65C.
  • Place in the refrigerator for a few hours to cool it down. This will make cutting a lot easier.
  • You now have bacon to slice up and fry as normal. Enjoy!

Notes

CAUTION!  Contains sodium nitrite which is toxic.  Use mixture ONLY for curing.