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Unread 02-05-2012, 09:27 AM   #3
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Originally Posted by duwed View Post
Has anyone made their own pancetta? If so, what would be the best recipe to follow
Thanks in advance
Hardwoodcooker
Yep.
5lb skinned pork belly

4 cloves minced garlic
2 tsp cure #1
1/4 cup table salt
2 Tbl brown sugar
4 Tbl coarse black pepper
4 bay leaves
1 tsp nutmeg
fresh thyme or rosemary

Combine ingredients using half the black pepper. Put spicemix and belly in large plastic bag, mix around and refrigerate. Squoose the meat around in the bag every couple days.

After 7 days remove belly from bag and rinse then dry. Coat with more black pepper, roll and tie. Hang in a cool dark place for at least a week, maybe 2. You can skip the drying but the flavor won't be as concentrated.

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