What is poor man’s bacon?

Po’ Man’s Bacon (Sliced Jowl)

Our “bacon” is a bit unusual—it’s not technically even bacon because it hasn’t been seasoned or smoked at all. It is technically called “Sliced Pork Belly,” as you’ll notice on the label, and the only difference in preparation is that you have to salt it yourself.

How long can you dry cure bacon?

Duration of curing

We dry-cure our bellies for 5-6 days, and loins for 4-5 days. You can cure for up to 2 weeks, which will increase the time the bacon will keep for, but will also increase the saltiness of the finished product.

Do you soak bacon after curing it?

Remove your bacon-to-be from the zip-lock bag, rinse under the tap, then soak for 60 minutes in room temperature water. This should remove excess cure.

How do you cook with a bacon press?

You can also throw out that Panini press that you got as a gift and you never use because it can be a pain to clean it. Preheat your cast iron skillet over medium heat and place the bacon press in the pan to preheat as well. Build your sandwich, place it in the pan and put the bacon press on top.

How do you lubricate a bacon press?

Use your fingertips to work the lubricant into the bottoms of the channel grooves on the bottom of the bacon press surface. Place the bacon press on a cookie sheet or baking sheet and “cook” it in a 350-degree oven for 1 hour. The sheet underneath the bacon press catches the excess oils that melt and are not absorbed by the cast iron.

How do you use a bacon press to fry potatoes?

Heat a small amount of oil in a cast iron skillet on medium high with the bacon press inside the pan to preheat it as well. Place your potatoes in the pan and add the heated bacon press on top. Both sides become crispy and brown at the same time with no flipping needed.

Can I use a bacon press instead of a tortilla press?

A bacon press can replace a tortilla press, which can also be quite pricey. Place a piece of plastic wrap on your countertop that is approximately the size of your bacon press in width. Cover the dough with another piece of plastic wrap.