Recipe courtesy of Alton Brown
Show: Good Eats
Episode: Scrap Iron Chef
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Total:
23 min
Prep:
5 min
Inactive:
3 min
Cook:
15 min
Yield:
1 pound brined pork belly
Level:
Easy

Ingredients

  • 1 cup soy sauce
  • 11/2 cups honey
  • 1/4 cup salt
  • 1/2 gallon apple juice
  • 1 pound pork belly

Directions

In a large saucepot, simmer first three ingredients until solids are dissolved. Add apple juice and submerge pork belly in mixture. Place in the- refrigerator for 3 days.

After three days have passed, remove the pork from the brine, rinse the belly, and pat dry with paper towels. Lay on a rack over a sheet pan and place in front of a fan for 1 hour to form a pellicle. Lay the pork in the protein box of a cold smoker and smoke for 4 to 6 hours. Chill the meat in the freezer for 1 hour to stiffen for easy slicing into strips of bacon. Slice what you need and keep the remainder in a freezer safe bag in the refrigerator or freezer.

Place the strips of bacon onto a sheet pan fitted with a rack and place into a cold oven. Turn the oven to 400 degrees and cook for about 12 to 15 minutes, depending on how crispy you like your bacon. Remove from rack and drain on paper towels. Enjoy.

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