Quatre Épices Homemade Bacon

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Appears in Cook's Country June/July 2023

Curing bacon takes a while, but the wait is worth it.

SERVES 14 to 16 (Makes about 3½ pounds)

TIME 2¾ hours, plus 7 days 3 hours curing and cooling

Quatre Épices Homemade Bacon

WHY THIS RECIPE WORKS

For crispy, deeply seasoned bacon, we started by curing a 4-pound skinless pork belly with a mixture of spices, sugar, kosher salt, and pink curing salt. The curing salt preserved the belly longer, boosted the meaty flavor, and kept the red...

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