Bacon at Home

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Appears in
Max’s Sandwich Book

By Max Halley and Ben Benton

Published 2018

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Some prior warning. This will take a long time. You will need to sacrifice some space in your fridge. You will wonder why you are bothering with this. Then you will become addicted to it and your bacon sarnie will never be the same again.


  • kg pork belly, deboned, skin on
  • 100 g curing salt, from the internet, or sometimes the butcher will sell it to you


Before you start, find a resealable polythene bag large enough to fit the pork belly inside. Also, find a roasting tray large enough to fit this bag and belly in. And clear a space in your fridge large enough for the tray.

Blitz the curing salt, sugar, bay leaves, rosemary and black peppercorns in a food processor or spice grinder until it’s a uniform powder. Place this mix in the plast