I have always wanted to make bacon and have looked at it one few occasions. The biggest problem is getting the nitrate (salt peter) because as my wife who is a chemist commented you make things that go bang with that stuff…
So I was pretty happy when I was at the Bundoora farmers market and there was a man selling some pre made bacon rub. After a quick chat how could I resist especially when on the other side is vendor selling organic Berkshire pork. So a few bucks latter and I have myself some really nice belly pork and my dry rub mix.
So tonight I rubbed up the pork. Now it sits in the fridge for a week being turned each day and next weekend half gets put in an oven at 100 degrees for two hours and the other half gets smoked.
Watch this space to see how it turns out.