Using Salt Pork In Recipes

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How to make your own salt pork?

  • Dry the piece of meat thoroughly using paper towels.
  • Season your leg of pork with dry or liquid ingredients. ...
  • Use 3 lbs. ...
  • Place the leg of pork onto a rack and place the rack into a pan. ...
  • Put the pork and pan into a sealed plastic bag and place in the refrigerator for 4 to 6 weeks.
  • Rinse the meat with cold water.

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What is the best way to substitute salt pork?

What can you substitute for salt pork?

  1. Bacon. Bacon is a great substitute for salt pork because it has more protein, fat and flavor. ...
  2. Ham. Ham can be used in place of salt pork. ...
  3. Prosciutto. Prosciutto can also substitute for salt pork in recipes. ...
  4. Pork belly. Pork belly is a much healthier alternative to salt pork. ...
  5. Smoked sausage or kielbasa. ...
  6. Sausage, hot dogs, pepperoni, salami, bologna. ...

What is good replacement for salt in recipes?

  • Kosher salt
  • Black pepper
  • Smoked paprika (or substitute regular paprika)
  • Garlic powder
  • Onion powder
  • Turmeric

How to make salt pork with pan gravy?

  • thick, center-cut pork chops - .75 to 1-inch thick
  • sea salt
  • black pepper
  • olive oil for frying in the skillet
  • flour to thicken the gravy
  • garlic powder
  • onion powder
  • Italian seasoning
  • chili powder - optional but it adds a nice flavor
  • butter

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