Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Salt Pork

While at the Nashville Farmers Market I stumbled upon this!!
Another reason to love the South..

Salt Pork is super easy to make.. I wonder why people don't do it more often.
Go to your butcher and ask for a piece of pork belly, take it home and rub kosher salt all over it...
I'd suggest adding sugar and spices as well.

Cover it and put it in the refrigerator for two days or until it feels firm.
Rinse and dry the pork, then wrap it in cheese cloth..
You can store this in the refrigerator for a long time.

As far as using it... the options are endless.
Cut it into small strips or cubes and add it while you're sauteing an onion for a soup or stew.
It's also great when cooking greens.. or any other vegetable for that matter.
Amazing in beans.. grind it and add it to hamburger or meatballs.. it goes on and on...

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