#FridayNightTreat: Maple Cured Bacon

It’s time for a Friday night treat.  

A treat that welcomes the weekend in with both arms and embraces it whole heartedly.

How about big chunks of homemade bacon?

Why yes-that does sound like fun.

I started the night before with thick slices of pork belly and a fabulous brine and let everything hang-out in the fridge.

This was my first attempt at curing bacon and it was super fun.

I soaked apple chips and got the smoker up to 350 degrees.

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The slices got laid out and that was really it.

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 A while later I had thick chunks of bacon just begging to be doused in maple syrup.

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#FridayNightTreat: Maple Cured Bacon
 
Ingredients
  • 2 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 1 lb pork belly (sliced into quarter inch slices)
  • 1 cup of maple syrup
  • five juniper berries
  • 1 Bay leaf
  • ½ tsp of crushed chilies
  • ¾ cup of salt
  • 1 tsp cream of tartar
Instructions
  1. Mix ingredients together and top with enough water to cover. Let sit overnight in the fridge, covered. Smoke for 60 minutes at 350 and serve with crunchy French bread.

 

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  1. Oh my goodness, this looks wonderful. My husband would love this. I hardly ever eat meat but bring on the bacon, my down fall every time.

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