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Wicked Smoke BBQ
07-06-2017, 04:06 PM
So when I do bacon the belly I get ends up flat. Well two belly's showed up today and they aren't flat. What do I need to do. I have attached pics of the belly. https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170706/711867aa5b6ca2a8d36d628c8f93e65d.jpg

SmokinJohn
07-06-2017, 05:08 PM
I need a better look.

Please place one of those bellies in a box and send it to me.

Seriously, though. I can't tell the dimensions from the pic.

If the skin is on, slice it off. You can use it for cracklins later.

If the bellies are twice the height of a strip of bacon, you could cut them in half.

After that, start makin' bacon.

Yellowhair42
07-06-2017, 06:11 PM
Looks good to me. I'm failing to see a problem here. Maybe a different pic to show what you're talking about? Take it out of the package and see what it looks like then?

IXL
07-06-2017, 07:48 PM
Due to recent experience, it appears you might have what is sometimes referred to as a "pork side," kind of a super pork belly. If this is the case, plan on them taking much longer to cook....and it being worth it.

IamMadMan
07-07-2017, 07:33 AM
I agree, it's hard to tell from the pictures.

When I buy whole pork bellies by the case, they are packaged similar but usually folded 3 times, can't see it in these pics.

Wicked Smoke BBQ
07-08-2017, 01:12 PM
So I opened one of the bellies today and its not folded. Im not sure what to do with it. Here is the picture.

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170708/607a019d26eb231159e1812028275564.jpg

Wicked Smoke BBQ
07-08-2017, 01:45 PM
Here is a shot of the tag on the box if this helps.

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170708/39203f0e4439a2a2927e59262ac2278c.jpg

McSpazatron
07-08-2017, 11:07 PM
Looks like you got the rib meat along with the belly (deboned ribs). Are you planning on cooking these, or curing for bacon? They would make a super tasty cooked belly.

Interestingly enough, there is a local BBQ place in town that touts spare ribs with belly attached.

Norm
07-09-2017, 02:15 AM
I've never seen a belly trimmed that way but I'd sure like to get some to try!

They would be perfect for grilling if that's your intention, even curing would work with them to make bacon although you'd have some uneven slices. Where did you buy them?

Wicked Smoke BBQ
07-09-2017, 02:02 PM
Looks like you got the rib meat along with the belly (deboned ribs). Are you planning on cooking these, or curing for bacon? They would make a super tasty cooked belly.

Interestingly enough, there is a local BBQ place in town that touts spare ribs with belly attached.

My plan was to cure and make bacon out of it. Then when I opened them they were the single rib belly. If there is a way to trim it out I would still like to make bacon. Maybe use the trimmed meat for beans or something.

cowboyupbbq
07-09-2017, 03:18 PM
My plan was to cure and make bacon out of it. Then when I opened them they were the single rib belly. If there is a way to trim it out I would still like to make bacon. Maybe use the trimmed meat for beans or something.

If you have a really sharp knife and are good with it, you could separate the belly from the rib meat.

I would cook it like a slab of ribs and get another one for bacon.

I think it would be money the way it is.

sturev
07-09-2017, 04:05 PM
I've never seen a belly trimmed that way but I'd sure like to get some to try!

They would be perfect for grilling if that's your intention, even curing would work with them to make bacon although you'd have some uneven slices. Where did you buy them?

It looks like it's a Sysco product so probably easy to get. http://www.sysco.com/whitemarblefarms.html

Norm
07-09-2017, 06:40 PM
Thanks!

No mention of breeding unfortunately.