Pork Belly Po' Boy

Total Time:
4 hr 40 min
Prep:
20 min
Cook:
4 hr 20 min

Yield:
6 servings
Level:
Intermediate

Ingredients
  • 3 pounds pork belly, sliced into 1-inch cubes
  • 1/2 cup salt, plus more for seasoning
  • Peanut oil, for frying
  • Black pepper
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 6 tablespoons maple syrup
  • Six 6-inch French baguettes, halved horizontally and toasted
  • Louisiana-style hot sauce, for spreading
  • 2 cups chopped lettuce
  • 1 cup sliced dill pickles
Directions

Fully submerge the pork belly in a pot of water, add the salt and bring to a boil. Reduce to a simmer and cook until the pork belly is flaky and tender, 3 to 4 hours. Turn off the heat and drain.

Heat peanut oil in a fryer or large pot to 350 degrees F. Gently place handfuls of the rendered pork belly into the fryer until golden crispiness, 5 to 7 minutes. Transfer to a plate or bowl and season with salt and pepper.

Mix the mayonnaise and maple syrup in a bowl. Spread a hefty portion onto the bottom baguette halves, followed by a little squirt of the hot sauce. Top with a handful of chopped lettuce, a couple slices of dill pickles and the fried pork belly. Finish with another heavy drizzle of the mayonnaise-maple mixture. Enjoy!

This recipe was provided by a chef, restaurant or culinary professional and may have been scaled down from a bulk recipe. The Food Network Kitchens chefs have not tested this recipe, in the proportions indicated, and therefore, we cannot make any representation as to the results.


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