A simple, easy to follow recipe teaching you How to Cure Your Own Bacon. Once you have homemade bacon, you may never buy store bought bacon again!
I am so excited! The next two weeks are going to be full of amazing bacon recipes. They aren’t going to be just plain on bacon recipes…but really pushing the limits of what bacon can do. Well, at least in my mind. (Keep Reading for a giveaway)
What comedian Jim Gaffigan says about bacon makes me giggle. He says bacon is the fairy dust of the food world…it makes everything better! Um, yeah it does!
Bacon prices are at an all time high these days, but did you know you can make your own bacon at home for a fraction of the cost…even with the special ingredients and tools. To make your own bacon there are a couple necessary ingredients and tools that you might not already have on hand:
- pork belly(ask your butcher & buy several pounds or find an Asian market)
- pink curing salt (this is not the same a pink Himalayan salt, this salt is what gives bacon the “bacon” flavor)
- smoker (check out my whole post on how to use a smoker)
- electric knife or meat slicer (optional, but totally worth it…at least have an electric knife)
And here it is in all it’s glory after it’s been cured, smoked, cut, and baked in an oven. Can’t you just smell it? It is so full of flavor and absolutely the best bacon I’ve ever had.
So, tell me….will you consider making your own bacon? You really should give it a try because it’s easy, cheaper than store bought, and the taste is unbelievable!
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