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Pork belly

govo | | May 25, 2007 09:25 AM

I bought a 4 lb pork belly a few weeks ago and am trying to figure out just what to do with this thing. The one thing I want to try is making home-made bacon. Most recipes require some sort of smoker (a cold smoker? I don't even know what it is), which I don't have. I do have a Weber grill (charcoal) though... Has anyone made home-made bacon on a plain grill?

As to making a non-bacon dish out of the belly, I'd prefer to do something that makes it crispy, but most preparations I see involve braising it. Does anyone have any experience with pork belly that they can share regarding different types of preparations and what the pros/cons of them are?

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