At Whitetruffle, we love pigs – and bacon jokes are pretty common around here. We’re also big foodies, so of course one of us eventually had to try making bacon. If you love bacon, and have never tried making your own, you’re missing out! It’s simple, delicious, and makes the best BLT you will ever have in your entire life.
We used heirloom tomatoes and a little arugula, ‘cuz we’re fancy like that.
How does one make bacon? Simple. You find a recipe (we used one from the River Cottage Meat Book, highly recommended – or choose from the many others on the internet) and you start with fresh pork belly:
We got 9 pounds of it. Gorgeous!
Measure out your salt, brown sugar, and spices. Crushed juniper berries smell amazing!
Mix your dry rub well!
Rub the dry mix DEEP into EVERY SURFACE of the pork belly. Put it in a clean container, cover with a clean cloth, and reapply the dry rub every day for five days – washing the container and turning the pork belly over each time.
After five days of occasional tending – BACON! Perfect for pasta carbonara, sammiches, dipping in chocolate, or just enjoying on its own.
Want to learn more about what we do – other than curing our own bacon in our spare time? You should check us out at https://www.whitetruffle.com