How to Pickle Cured Bacon

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READY IN: 48hrs
YIELD: 100 pounds
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Lay the sides of bacon on a board and rub with fine salt.
  • Let stand for 48 hours.
  • Mix the next three ingredients and dissolve in the water.
  • Bring to a boil and cook for 15 minutes.
  • Skim and cool.
  • Place bacon in a clean oak barrel and pour liquid over meat.
  • Place a heavy weight on the bacon to keep it under the brine.
  • Bacon prepared like this will keep about a year in a cool place.
  • After bacon has been in brine for five weeks; it may all be hung up to dry and when thoroughly dried, smoked at smoke house as needed.
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