“Honey Glazed Pork Belly Slices”

You know some foods are a sin and a shame because they taste so good. That’s how I feel about Honey Glazed Pork Belly Slices. When the weather is cold outside and you wake up craving breakfast filled with all the fixins, what better way to start with some sort of breakfast meat. Sometimes you crave something other than eggs or better yet a meat protein, am I right?

Several weeks ago, while grocery shopping at one of my favorite markets I can upon sliced pork belly, you know like thick sliced bacon. My mind starts to wonder about the endless possibilities and all the recipe notes I’ve written down. This market more or less has every cut of meat imaginable so since I love creating recipes, I love shopping this market. So that’s how my Honey Glazed Pork Belly Slices were born.

Honey Glazed Pork Belly Slices

So simple to make on a weekend morning by laying slices in single layers on a foil-lined jelly roll pan. Sprinkle lightly with salt and pepper then bake in oven, flipping over half way during baking. Brush honey on both sides using a pastry brush therefore baking until golden brown. Hence, you have created heavenly meat, all sticky, sweet, and savory in each bite.

These pork belly slices are like eating candy without all the sugar. You get both sweet and savory flavor from the honey coating and the crunchy skin edge reminiscent of pork cracklin’. To keep pork belly from tasting fatty, relevant slow roasting is recommended. This breaks down the fat as it becomes meat-like. So now you have crunchy and chewy texture with the most succulent flavor. One or two pieces will not cure your morning pork craving I guarantee. Therefore if you are eating Paleo or a low carb diet hence this recipe is for you. I suggest like I do most things eat Honey Glazed Pork Belly Slices in moderation.

Honey Glazed Pork Belly Slices

Finding pork belly may take some work but don’t hesitate to ask the butcher or meat manager at your local supermarkets. If you have a meat market available then this is a great place to purchase pork belly. Ask them to slice your pork belly into thick slices for you and you’re good to go. The effort you put into finding pork belly is so worth it. I recommend buying extra for your freezer if need be so you’ll have it whenever you want. Enjoy making and serving pork belly to your family and friends. Just get out-of-the-way when the tasting begins…YUM!

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Honey Glazed Pork Belly Slices

1 1/2 pounds thick sliced pork belly

3 T. honey or more if needed (I use Gentle Breeze White Clover Honey)

Kosher salt

Ground black pepper

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line a jelly roll pan with foil then place pork belly slices in a single layer. Lightly sprinkle belly on both sides with salt and pepper.

Place in oven and bake for 30 minutes. Remove from oven, flip slices and return to oven, baking for another 20 – 25 minutes until golden brown.

Brush belly slices with honey using a pastry brush; return to oven and bake for 5 minutes. Turn slices over and brush with more honey, bake about 5 minutes more. Remove from oven and serve with favorite breakfast items.

Makes about 8 – 2 slice servings. Carbs, 6g.

 
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