The most basic streaky bacon you can make - Simple to cure, easy to slice and freeze for later use, and of course best paired with two slices of bread and a hangover.

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  • 545 g pork belly
  • 22 g salt
  • 5 g black pepper, ground
  • 1.3 g Cure No 1


  • Mix all the cure ingredients together and put in a zip lock freezer bag
  • Add the pork belly to the bag and make sure it is covered in the cure all over
  • Leave this in the fridge for 7 days, turning it over every day (this is important)
  • After 7 days take the belly out of the bag and rinse it and pat dry
  • Leave the belly in the fridge on a plate overnight
  • Hang at 75RH at 6c for a week and then slice
  • Slices can be cooked or vac sealed and frozen for later use!

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