Wednesday, October 6, 2021

Crispy Pork Belly (脆皮燒肉)


There are many Youtube videos on how to make crispy pork belly.  As usually, I combined the best from different videos: after boiling the skin of the pork belly for 10 minutes, poking holes on the skin and seasoning the meat on the other side, I used coarse salt to seal the top skin and dried the skin in the fridge for at least a couple of hours although over night was recommended.  The key was to dry the skin so that it would be very crispy.  After pre-heating the over to 400 F, I took the pork belly out from the fridge and straight to the oven for 1 hour.  After that, I removed the salt from the skin and moved the pork belly to the lower level in the oven so that the heat was on the top, then I turned the oven to the High Broil setting.  I let the pork belly sitting there for 10 to 20 minutes or until its skin was brownish and crispy.  During which, I sat next to the oven and made sure to cover portion of the skin that was about to burn with aluminum foil.  That was it.  Enjoy your crispy pork belly.

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