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Appears in
The Daily Mail Modern British Cookbook

By Alastair Little and Richard Whittington

Published 1998

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As long as you take some simple hygiene precautions, home-salted pork is easy to pickle and cook. A plastic bucket with a lid is the best thing to use for the brine, and it needs to be scrupulously cleaned and then wiped out with Milton’s fluid, the stuff used for sterilizing baby’s bottles. Also wipe a clean plate with the solution. The inclusion of sodium nitrite is cosmetic as it gives the meat a pink colour. You can buy sodium nitrite tablets through your butcher.