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Hairy pork belly?

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Hairy pork belly?

Aucoin | May 16, 2011 04:47 PM

Please bear with me. I don't really understand meat yet -- but I'm learning.

I bought some pork belly from a great Brooklyn butcher, so I suspect the problem is me. Anyway, on the skin, are whiskers! I get ew moments every time I look at it, but I do look forward to finally cooking it.

My question: is it normal for pork bellies to be sold in a somewhat furry state? Should I trim off the layer with the whiskers? This experience is seriously humbling for me.

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