BaconSo, you’ve made (or even bought!) some black pudding, what do you have with it, well bacon of course!

porkThe bacon starts as a pork loin joint picked up cheaply at Asda.
This makes good back bacon, for streaky bacon you’ll need belly pork.

CureTo this I added Prague Powder #1,  the most common of curing salts for short curing.

Bacon Mix And, add salt, brown sugar and black pepper.
I use the calculator on the Local Food Heroes website.

The pork goes in to a ziplock freezer bag, rub the mix all around the meat then, just leave it for a week or so in the fridge, turning and rubbing the meat daily (….blimey, that sounds like a euphemism!)

After a week, rinse the bacon in cold water, dry with a paper towel then put it on a rack and leave it to dry in the fridge. After a couple of days, it’s ready to slice!

Wrapped in foil, it lasts a few weeks in the fridge but also freezes well.