Crispy Pork Belly Recipe
Prep Time
30 mins
Cook Time
1 hr 30 mins
Total Time
2 hrs
Roasting a chunk of pork belly in the oven until we get a crackling skin is an easy way to bring out all this piece of meat can offer. Or maybe a bit more?
Course: Breakfast, Low Carb Meal, Main Course, Meal
Cuisine: Dairy free, Gluten free, Keto, Low carb recipe, Mediterranean
Author: Thomas Cook
  • 2 lb / 1kg Pork belly
  • 2 tablespoon Salt for rubbing
  • ½ cup / 150ml Oil
  • 1 Onion diced
  • 1 Carrot diced
  • 2 Celery stalk diced
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 clove Garlic crushed
  • 1 teaspoon Black pepper
  • 1 Bay leaf
  • 1 cup White vine optional
  • 1 cup Water
  1. Preheat oven to 350°F / 180°C.
  2. Make diamond shaped cuts on the skin of the pork belly. Preferably the depth of the fat, without cutting the meat under the fat.Crispy-Pork-Belly-Recipe-Process-2-SunCakeMom
  3. Rub the cuts with the salt and any optional spices.
  4. Heat oil in a pan then add the diced onion, carrot, celery and salt essentially making mirepoix.
  5. Saute until the onion gets a glassy / translucent look for about 5 minutes on high heat.
  6. Add crushed garlic and bay leaf and saute until the garlic gets fragrant.
  7. Make some space on the pan for the pork belly and place it skin side down on the pan.
  8. Sear it for a 2-3 minutes then turn it around and sear the top as well.
  9. Add the optional white wine and move the pork belly a bit around.
  10. Cook away the white wine to the quarter on high heat in about 10 – 15 minutes.
  11. Fill up the pan with water until the pork belly is submerged until the skin.
  12. Bring it to boil then transfer onto a baking pan or in case if a baking pan was used to prepare the dish just put the boiling pan into a 350°F / 180°C oven.
  13. Braise it for 90 – 180 minutes in the oven while soaking the skin with the juices in every 20 minutes or so.
Recipe Notes