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  • Serves 8
  • 2.5 hours
  • Difficulty Easy
  • 11 Ingredients

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This crispy crackly pork belly is delicious and my son’s favourite.


Ingredients (serves 8)

  • 2 kg pork belly
  • 2 tsp vegetable oil
  • 3 tsp tablesalt
  • 2kg Sebago potatoes (or any mashing potatoes), peeled and chopped
  • 100g butter
  • ¾ cup (185ml) milk
  • ¼ cup horseradish
  • 1 Tbsp (20mls) olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 400g baby spinach
  • to taste salt and ground white pepper

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 230C fan-forced/250C conventional. Dry the skin of the pork belly, then using a sharp knife, score the skin at 1–2cm intervals (or ask the butcher to do this). Pour the oil and salt onto the scored skin and rub in well.
  2. Lay the pork skin side up onto a wire rack in a baking dish and place into the oven. Cook for 45 mins, then reduce the temperature to 140C fan-forced/160C conventional and roast for 1 hr 15 mins until the pork is tender. Rest for 15 mins.
  3. Meanwhile, boil the potatoes in a large pot of salted boiling water until tender. Drain and place back into the pot over a low heat. Add the butter and milk and mash until smooth. Add the horseradish and season with salt and pepper to taste.
  4. To make the spinach, heat the olive oil with the garlic in a large pan over medium high heat for 1 min. Add the spinach and toss for a few minutes until just wilted. Season to taste. To serve, cut the pork belly into portions and serve with the horseradish mash and sautéed spinach.

Notes

Tip: All ovens differ, so if you find the crackling isn’t crunchy enough, simply place under a hot grill for 1–2 mins until blistered and crisp.

  • Amazing!!

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  • This looks amazing but I have the worst luck with crackling. It never seems to work in my oven and then.grilling it just isn’t quite the same. Would love to eat this though!

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  • A delicious meal to look forward too as you know it will be amazing! Thanks!

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  • If you put oil on the crackling part doesn’t it splatter all over the oven when the temperature gets very hot? I can’t wait to make a crackle that crispy! Yum!

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  • Hubby loves pork crackling!
    I just eat the pork and give him the fat and crackling lol

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  • One of my favourite cuts of meat is pork belly, this Crispy crackly pork belly looks so delicious, wish my crackling would turn out like that. Yum

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  • OMG
    What’s not to like about this recipe other than a few calories lol
    I can’t wait to try this recipe now that the cooler weather has arrived. It will not only taste great it will warm the house and fill it with delicious aromas of roast pork. Thumbs up for this one!

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  • What an amazing recipe. Had my mouth watering. Can’t wait to try this

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  • This is my kind of recipe, it’s hearty full of vegetables and my favourite lentils are the red ones. Another great recipe to add to my cookbook and experiences to cook and eat.

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  • An amazing family dinner; thanks!.

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  • Oh my… so crackly and yummy! Love a good crunch of pork crackling.

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  • The spinach attracs me the most, lol !

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  • Love pork with crackling – this sounds great.

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  • We tend not to have pork as crackling is the one thing we can’t master. It should challenge me to beat it, but instead I prefer to eat crackling others have prepared!!

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  • Thank you for sharing the recipe.

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