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Not little. I get fresh ones that are about 3 pounds and slow roast for hours. It is the stuff that bacon is made out of before it is salted, sugared, cured and/or smoked. Slow roasted pork belly is delicious. Added bonus is all the lard that naturally renders.
I was pretty much doing this without the stock or veggies. Score skin if it has any, I will try next roast with just pepper or little or no salt. Start with higher temp for a bit then turn down to low heat, baste once in a while. It works better when you can put the belly on a rack that fits in a roasting pan so that both sides can cook. Roughly midway through turn it over. The last one I cooked for a few hours but forget exactly how long. That would depend on the oven temp and size of the belly.
Mmmmm bacon. I cooked up some scallops wrapped in bacon last night, it was like heaven. Everything is better with bacon, I think. Maybe tomorrow I'll make a bacon smoothie with a side of bacon for breakfast. And it's gotta be floppy and hot, not crunchy and cremated.
Where do you find nitrate free bacon? I can't find it.
NY2001, your supermarket doesn't carry it? I had to stare at the selection for quite awhile, but I finally found some hidden among the rest. Niman Ranch I believe it's called (I go to Publix Markets.) You can go to any Whole Foods too, they usually have bacon at their meat section. They have an AWESOME meat selection... If you've never tried a bison burger, (laced in bacon!) then you REALLY ought to get your butt over there. The meat over there is much more fresh. Plus, last time I picked up bacon there it was only 5 bucks a pound. Not bad at all!
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ny2001miata, Trader Joes (at least the one here) carries a couple different nitrate free brands, They are super cheap too. 2.99 a pack compared to Whole Paycheck's 5.99 a pack nitrate free variety.