There are a huge number of recipes for delicious lard. Not all of them are equally good, but there are those that can turn this "folk" product into a heavenly delicacy. Today we will focus on just one such "rustic" recipe that will help make lard juicy and soft.
What is needed: fresh bacon 1 kg, salt 1 glass, water 1 liter, head of garlic, 1-2 tablespoons of ground red pepper.
Terms and volumes: Cooking time will take 3-4 days, after which you will get 20 servings of the product.
It is not at all difficult to cook lard in brine "in a country style", but the creation of a delicious product will take some time. It is best to choose lard with meat layers to implement the recipe. Due to the use of brine, they will not "harden", as in most cases, but will remain juicy and soft, as well as the fat layer of the product.
So, the first thing to do is to peel fresh bacon with a knife, and immediately after that wipe it with a towel or napkins. After that, the product is cut into pieces and placed in a sufficiently deep saucepan. When all this is done, you can start preparing the brine. First you need to mix salt and water in the correct proportion. It is determined with the help of a fresh egg - if it floats, then it is already enough. Prepared "raw" is put on fire and brought to a boil, after which it is completely cooled.
Place the prepared pieces of bacon in the prepared brine. If the bacon floats, you need to squeeze it, putting something on top. In most cases, a towel will be sufficient. That's almost all there is to it. Now we send the pan with lard to infuse for at least 2 days, maximum 5 days. The cooking time depends on the thickness of the pieces of bacon.
When the bacon is finally ready, you can add garlic to the dish. To do this, take out the pieces from the brine, blot with a dry napkin, and then make small cuts with a knife. Put small pieces of garlic in them.
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