Crispy Oinkie Pork Belly Party Recipe

by Pamela

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It seems like everyday there’s another recipe for pork belly, or at the very least someone else is extolling the virtues of braised pork belly or crispy pork belly.  In case you didn’t know, pork belly has been around loooooong before we all started jawing about how yummy that fat tastes.  The Chinese and Koreans have been cooking this in countless dishes.  In fact, up until just a couple of years ago you were hard pressed to even find the pork belly cut available anywhere but in a meat shop that catered to a Chinese or Korean diet.

I suppose it was a natural progression for this pork belly infatuation.  Bacon was/is showing up in everything…including desserts.  In case you haven’t been schooled on pork belly, it is what it sounds like…the belly of a pig.  Pork belly is uncured and in Western culture, it is the pork belly that is cured, sliced and called bacon.

Pork belly has a lot of fat.  Much like bacon, it’s one of those things that we eat and a little goes a long way.

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I made this for our Super Bowl party because I needed a party snack that would wow our crowd.  I just couldn’t bring something that was a typical party snack.  I’ll admit this isn’t the quickest thing to make, there are a lot of steps and it takes some time for everything to come together.  But the effort is totally worth it.  None of the individual steps is hard (if you’ve got a slow cooker…you’ve got it made).  These pork slow cooker recipes (it’s a two part-er with the pork and slow cooker) are the perfect excuse to go out and get that slow cooker if you don’t have one.  If you do have one, dust it off and start making more pork slow cooker recipes…it’s the perfect way to cook just about any cut of the pig.

These tasty bites have everything you look for in a party snack.  Sweet and tangy, luscious texture and umami from braised pork belly turned crispy pork belly, a salty tease from the Parmesan topping followed with another tickle of salt, butter and crunch from the Ritz cracker base.

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9 comments

emily November 2, 2013 at 5:29 am

Making this app tonight! Did you rinse the pork belly before placing in the slow cooker? Or “dust off” excess salt?

Pamela November 2, 2013 at 8:03 am

Hi Emily,

I left the pork belly covered in the dry rub when I put it in the slow cooker. You could brush off any excess if you’d like, but there is so much moisture that is created in the slow cooker that it shouldn’t be an issue. ENJOY!

Kim February 16, 2011 at 6:37 pm

It is quite amusing that “pork belly” is all the rage now. Because a few years ago, I could get this for pennies on the dollar at the local Asian market. Actually…. it’s still pretty cheap at many Asian markets, because these people have no idea that pork belly is so trendy!! :-) You’re right – a little goes a long way. I love mine with a hoisin and soy sauce glaze. mmmm….

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Debi (Table Talk) February 15, 2011 at 5:04 pm

It’s kind of hard for me to focus on TV football to begin with, and would be especially hard if a platter of these were in the same room!
I love that they are served on a Ritz…they say Super Bowl.

SMITH BITES February 15, 2011 at 6:24 am

oh i could down an entire plate of these! pork belly is something i hadn’t heard of until i started blogging – bacon yes, pork belly no, until someone set me straight on the ‘who, what, why, when and where’. in fact, we had pork belly tacos in Atlanta last fall that i STILL dream about. fabulous appetizer Pamela!

Betty @ scrambled hen fruit February 14, 2011 at 8:50 pm

I have never cooked pork belly, but these little bites look tempting. :)

Belinda @zomppa February 14, 2011 at 8:46 pm

Love crispy pork belly. Hope you’re having a FUN Valentine’s Day, er, night.

Chris February 14, 2011 at 9:52 am

These look so tasty! I am afraid I would not have an off button if you placed a plate in front of me.

Have a fun day with your husband! :)

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