Pork belly…defeated again! Any good recipes?

So, we were able to make a crispy pork belly, but the problem was that the pieces Whole Foods gave us were very thin.  After we boiled them and then fried them, they ended up drying out a bit.  In hind sight, we should’ve asked the guy behind the counter if they had whole slabs.  It definitely would’ve come out better.  A friend of mine at work said she’s able to get pork belly from a farm upstate, so we may try that out.  Does anyone have any recipes they could share?  Or any tips?  It’d be much appreciated!

This same friend is also going to guest blog in the next day or so.  She took home some pig kidneys and wrote an article about it, along with an apparently yummy recipe for them.

The only time I’ve ever eaten kidneys was in Switzerland (at that same restaurant I had the pig’s foot in) and we weren’t exactly sure what we were ordering.  Turns out, it was veal kidneys.  They were piled high and I have to say, tasted just like veal, but with that coppery, slight organy aftertaste.  Not bad at all!  Growing up in a Jewish household (yes, you weren’t reading that wrong.  I love pork and I’m proud of it!) I ate a bunch of chopped liver and still eat it.  I’m dying to try Sammy’s Roumanian Steak House‘s chopped liver dish mixed with chicken fat.  OOOOH MAN.

Offal is something I should probably be more open to since I do have experience with it.

Ok so back to this week’s theme of pork!  Stay tuned for an interesting look at pig kidneys!


~ by Iyumnewyork on April 26, 2010.

2 Responses to “Pork belly…defeated again! Any good recipes?”

  1. I’ve been to Sammys btw….good stuff!

  2. Haha, maybe we should plan a trip there soon?

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