My first attempt at making bacon was a resounding success: proof that making bacon really is easy! Get a pork belly from a local farmer, order some pink salt and choose some favorite herbs and spices - Get ready for delicious!
Set it and forget it...at least temporarily! Oven render lard at a low temp and do your laundry, wash the car and hike mount everest if you can do it under 6 hours! All while rendering your lard with this easy oven technique.
Of course after my recent purchase of a whole pig, bacon was certainly on the agenda for one of the slabs of belly. Unfortunately, bacon does not come off the pig ready to go — first you have to cure it, then you need to smoke it! We will walk throug