Salt and Pepper Fried Pork


So, there I was, staring at a pack of thinly sliced pork belly, dreaming about bacon, chicharon, lechon kawali and Hana’s pork senbei. It’s enough to get a girl in the mood to experiment.

Salt & Pepper Fried Pork

Pork! Crispeh!

The pork belly was actually for samgyupsal, but I was hungry and we didn’t have lettuce or other samgyupsal fixings in the house so I figured I could use it for something else. As mentioned, I was dreaming about bacon and pork senbei. Plus, you can’t go wrong with frying pork, right?

Salt & Pepper Fried Pork

It looks so much like bacon, doesn’t it? <3

It’s simple enough. Lay the pork strips on a board. Dust liberally with rock salt and freshly cracked black pepper. Fry.

Salt & Pepper Fried Pork

+ Salt & Pepper!

Listen to the sputter of the fat as the pork makes contact. See the meat brown gently, until it darkens to a crackling crisp. Flip to repeat the process. Drain on paper towels and try not to drool.

Salt & Pepper Fried Pork

sizzle, sizzle

Serve with a mix of soy sauce and vinegar. And rice. Loads of it. Crunch, crunch, crunch. Aren’t simple experiments wonderful?

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10 Responses to Salt and Pepper Fried Pork

  1. Shakey says:

    Fried + pork! Best word combination ever! 😀

  2. joey says:

    I am so trying this soon…I love buying this type of “bacon cut” pork belly but I usually do a Korean pork preparation with it. This simple, straightforward prep looks delicious though!

    • kaoko says:

      I’m looking for a decent Korean pork recipe for it too, since the samgyupsal recipe I tried before isn’t as nice as I wanted. I’ll be sure to check your archives later nga 😀

  3. Kaye Catral says:

    Hello! I referred you to GMA News Online. They asked me about Bento and told them you were my Philippine Bento inspiration. LOL!

  4. Aileen says:

    Aaaah, now I’m really, really, tempted to try this out! Just woke up and I’ve got some bacon in the freezer… YUM!

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