Fried pork belly

Fried pork belly

Pork belly is very affordable and easy to cook at home. This fried pork belly recipe is quick, simple and delicious. Fried pork belly and rice was a staple in my childhood home. However, cauliflower rice would make a great alternative. Pork belly is a fatty cut of meat typically used to make bacon, but you can cook the meat in other forms, as well. Use low, slow heat to cook pork belly roasts in an oven or slow cooker, or fry thin slices of pork belly on the stove. If at all possible ask your butcher to remove the skin from your pork belly for you. You can use the skin for crackling if you like. This is sometimes hit or miss but if you ask nicely your butcher might even slice it for you. Slicing the pork can be a bit time consuming if your knives are not sharp.

Cooking pork belly is quite simple but we still need to be careful because we are working with hot oil. Tenderizing the pork is the first step. How do we do this? Boil water and add some spices and seasonings. Add the pork to the water, then boil until tender. If you have bought the salted pork, it is very important to soak your pork for at least 3 hours. Then boil it for an additional 2 hours. If you do not you will have a not edible cooked pork belly due to the amount of salt used to cure it. I usually only buy unsalted pork belly for the sake of time. The last and final step is to fry the pork in its own oil until crispy and golden brown.

Also, if you are on a ketogenic diet or carnivore diet. At times variety can be a hindrance, this fried pork belly recipe will certainly add variety to your meal plan. Instead of eating popcorn corn fried pork belly. It is a yummy alternative. You will love this fried pork belly and your friends and family will love it too. Enjoy!

Serves 4


Fried pork belly

This pork belly recipe is quick, simple and delicious.

5 minPrep Time

40 minCook Time

45 minTotal Time

Yields 4


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  1. Pour the water in a cooking pot.
  2. While the is water boiling. Cut up your pork into bite-size pieces.
  3. Once water has come to a boil. Lower to medium.
  4. Add pepper, salt, and bay leaves.
  5. Gently add the pork belly.
  6. Cover and boil on medium heat until the pork gets tender. Add more water if needed.
  7. Once the pork is tender, remove the cover. Cook while stirring until the water completely evaporates.
  8. Continue to fry the pork in its own oil while constantly flipping the pieces over.
  9. You will know the pork is done when it turns a golden brown.
  10. Your pork should be crispy
  11. Remove the pork from the cooking pot and transfer to plate with paper towel.
  12. Enjoy!