Honestly, Colombia Chicharron I really can't believe I am featuring another recipe that has fried pork belly again, I just did in my China post and all I can say is you only live once, everything in moderation right? Well this is delicious and a must have component for an authentic Bandeja Paisa.
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Colombia Style Chicharron (Fried Pork Belly
- 1 ½ pounds pork belly with meat washed and cut into 4 pieces
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 2 cups water
- Place the pork belly pieces, skin side down on a work surface and then make 1 ½ inch crosswise cuts on each piece, being careful not to cut through the skin.
- Rub the pork belly strips with baking soda and place in a medium saucepan. Add the water and salt. Cook over medium-low heat until the water evaporates.
- When all the water is evaporated increase the heat to medium and cook the chicharrones for about 15 to 20 minutes or until they are golden and crispy.