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help with belly

setdahooksetdahook Posts: 93
edited July 2012 in Pork
So thanks to my wife and local butcher, I have 2 lbs pork belly and I am really wanting to make some po boys but no idea where to start. I will take all the info I can get.

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  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 8,948
    One thing you could do is season and smoke it at a low temp for an hour or two for flavor, then braise it until it's nice and tender and almost ready to fall apart.  Slice across the grain and I'll take that poboy dressed, please.
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  • setdahooksetdahook Posts: 93
    Any thoughts on the braising liquid first thought is crown and coke but since I have not ever tried this I have no clue.
  • You can cook it in a confit. Submerged in lard or oil indirect at around 200* for ten to twelve hours. Then cool, remove the belly and grill hot or sear in a hot pan.
  • GA_DawgsGA_Dawgs Posts: 268

     

    You can cook it in a confit. Submerged in lard or oil indirect at around 200* for ten to twelve hours. Then cool, remove the belly and grill hot or sear in a hot pan.


    +1

    You can also cook it low and slow w/o smoke on the Egg and minimal seasoning (S&P) in a roasting pan/corning ware.  This will yield an incredibly tender belly that you can slice or pull.  The benefit is that since you did not go crazy with the seasonings you will be able to keep the rendered fat and use as your own homemade lard :)

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    You can cook it in a confit. Submerged in lard or oil indirect at around 200* for ten to twelve hours. Then cool, remove the belly and grill hot or sear in a hot pan.


    +1

    You can also cook it low and slow w/o smoke on the Egg and minimal seasoning (S&P) in a roasting pan/corning ware.  This will yield an incredibly tender belly that you can slice or pull.  The benefit is that since you did not go crazy with the seasonings you will be able to keep the rendered fat and use as your own homemade lard :)

    I've had it done sous vide as well and pan seared. Awesome!
  • GA_DawgsGA_Dawgs Posts: 268
    Hard to beat belly when the fat is rendered properly.  I have a difficult time not ordering it when I go out if it is on the menu in any form other than bacon :D
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