Crispy Pork Belly Chips is a side dish of thinly sliced pork belly twice cooked first but simmering it in a seasoned broth, cooling it down then deep fried to a very crispy texture.
- 1 kg pork belly, (1 big piece, do not slice)
- 1 whole garlic, crushed
- 1 tbsp peppercorns
- 4 pcs bay leaves
- 1/4 cup Knorr liquid seasoning
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 3 tbsp vinegar
- sea salt
- 2 cups water
- oil, for deep frying
- Rub sea salt generously on pork belly then cover it tightly with a cling wrap and store in the refrigerator for at least a day.
- Rinse pork in running water making sure all salt has been cleared from the meat.
- Place pork in a pressure cooker, skin side up together with the Knorr liquid seasoning, garlic, peppercorns, bay leaves and baking soda.
- Pour the water into the pressure cooker then cook for 20 to 30 minutes (Depending on the thickness of pork belly), your timing should start when the whistle starts to make sound.
- Once the pork is tender remove it from the pressure cooker and pat it dry with a paper towel.
- Now once the surface of the pork is dried, rub the vinegar into the skin, place it in a container and refrigerate it for at least 12 hours.
- Prepare a wok filled with oil and heat it up to 180C.
- Slice the pork belly into thin strips, it’s better to do this if your pork is cold so you can easily slice them straight
- Deep fry the pork slices in batch until golden brown.
- Serve with spicy vinegar dip
Ooo these crispy belly pork chips look phenomenal and so deceiving (Why deceiving? because they look healthy LOL) Anyway that’s a perfect snacking material!
I would devour the whole plate and I am not even kidding! These look so dang good!
Golly! These look wonderful — just marvelous. I’m with Angie — reserve a plateful for me. 🙂
Wow!!! That looks good!!!
I lvoe pork belly but have never tried the chips. I am so making this recipe.
Count me on for these! Now that I have easy access to pork belly, this will be a great appetizer for us. (But only on occasion, as you suggest!)
Well these sound fun! I’ve only had pork belly a couple of times, but I didn’t care for it as it was too fatty. This version solves that problem!