Pork Belly Confit

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From Scratch: 10 Meals, 175 Recipes, and Dozens of Techniques You Will Use Over and Over

By Michael Ruhlman

Published 2019

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If you really want to go over the top, confit some pork belly. The first time I had it, I nearly fell out of my chair.


  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons fres


Combine the garlic, brown sugar, pepper, allspice, cloves, and cinnamon in a small bowl and mix to distribute the seasonings.

Coat the pork belly chunks with an even layer of salt and put them in a zip-top plastic bag. Add the garlic-spice mixture and rub it around to coat the pork as evenly as possible. Refrigerate the pork overnight. Midway through, give them a rub and a shake to redi