Cured Bacon

Ingredients

100 pounds Side of bacon from Fresh
Killed hogs
8 pounds Fine salt
3 pounds Brown sugar
3 ounces Saltpeter
4 gals Water

Preparation

1
Place sides of bacon on a board and rub salt. Let stand 48 hours.
2
Mix next three ingredients and dissolve in water. Heat to boiling and cook 15 minutes. Skim and cool.
3
Place bacon in clean oak barrel and pour liquid over meat. Place heavy weight on bacon to keep it under the brine.
4
Bacon prepared like this will keep about one year.
5
After bacon has been in the brine five weeks, it may all be hung up to dry and when thoroughly dried, smoked at smokehouse as needed.

 



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Yield:

2.0 servings

Added:

February 11, 2010

Creator:

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