Crackling Pork

Discussion in 'Professional Catering' started by daval, Dec 10, 2009.

  1. daval

    daval

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    Hey Folks,
    This is a personal request. My father has asked me to make a 'crackling roast pork' dish for Christmas. He's from England and this is traditional for him. I've made roasted pork picnic shoulders with a nice crackling on it but I was thinking of something more along the lines of a pork belly. I've never actually worked with this before.

    One of my suppliers has very good berkshire pork that I could use - is this worth it- or is there not a huge difference to the regular supermarket variety I could get at 1/3rd of the cost. I know with 'meatier' cuts there is a big difference but not sure with belly's

    Also, does anyone have a good recipe for me?

    Cheers,
    Dave
     
  2. shroomgirl

    shroomgirl

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    I've got a piece of red wattle lardo in the fridge.....pig varieties matter for belly too.
    There are a few recipes throughout the site for 2x or 3x cooked belly.....let's see if I can find them.