Homemade Bacon (בייקון הביתית)!!
Bacon really is just about the perfect food. It’s not the most healthy thing you can eat but it sure is amazing. I personally know people that were long time vegetarians.. but bacon.. that’s what got em’. “I didn’t have a problem with other meats, even a nice steak, but I’d dream about bacon.” Wull yeah.. cuz its BACON!!
So I figure if bacon is good.. homemade bacon has to be amazing!
1-2 Kilos Pork
1 ½ Cups Ground Celery Stocks with Leaves
½ Cup Sea Salt
½ Cup Brown Sugar
1 Tbs Black Pepper
1 Tbs Liquid Smoke. I used hickory.
1/2-1 Cup Maple Syrup instead of sugar for Maple Bacon.
Garlic To taste for bacon with a bite.
Savory Spices for savory bacon.
Grind celery in food processor until liquefied. Add in salt, sugar, spices, and liquid smoke. Wash pork and pat dry until tacky. Set pork and mixture in an air tight sealed bag in the fridge for at least 7 days.
After cured for about 7 days, remove the now bacon from bag and wash it in cold water. Slice a piece off and fry it up to taste it. You’ll notice that a lot of water comes out which is why we’ll dry it. If its a bit salty for you soak the bacon in cold water in the fridge for an hour or so. You may need to repeat the slice, fry, soak thing a time or two depending on your tastes.
When the saltiness is about right for you it’s time to dry it. Here you could put a black pepper rub if you want pepper bacon. Dry it in the oven at 100 C° for 2-3 hours to remove the excess water. Bacon!!
Btw: I was right.. homemade bacon is amazing!