Two rashers of home-cured streaky bacon beside a knife

Home-cured streaky bacon

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Prep: 10 mins plus 5 days curing

Easy

Serves 6

Curing your own bacon takes just three ingredients and requires your time rather than effort. For the best-quality bacon, buy the best pork you can find

Nutrition and extra info

  • Gluten-free

Nutrition: Per serving

  • kcal440
  • fat34g
  • saturates12g
  • carbs2g
  • sugars2g
  • fibre0g
  • protein32g
  • salt4.4g
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Ingredients

  • 200g sea salt
  • 50g light brown sugar
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  • 1kg skinless, boneless organic pork belly

Method

  1. Tip the salt and sugar into a freezer bag and shake well. Slip the pork into the bag, seal and scrunch around with your hands until the pork is completely covered in the cure.

  2. Lay the pork flat in the fridge and leave for five days, turning occasionally. The dry cure will turn into a wet brine as the liquid is released from the meat.

  3. After the five days, lift the pork from the bag, rinse it off and pat it dry. It’s now ready to slice into rashers and cook. Will keep in an airtight container for one week.

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