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Colombia Style Chicharron (Fried Pork Belly

Course Side Dish
Cuisine Colombia
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4
Author International Cuisine

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ pounds pork belly with meat washed and cut into 4 pieces
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups water

Instructions

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.