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Homemade bacon

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Homemade bacon


  • Spread some plastic wrap over your worktop.
  • In a bowl add the salt, the sugar, and the paprika. Mix well and spread half of the marinade over the plastic wrap.
  • Place the pork belly on top of the marinade and spread the rest of the marinade over it.
  • Cover very well with the plastic wrap and transfer to a baking pan
  • Refrigerate it for 3 days. Every 8-10 hours, flip the pork belly over. 
  • Preheat the oven to 100ο C (210ο F) set to fan.
  • After 3days, remove the plastic wrap and rinse the pork belly very well, then pat dry it to remove all the moisture.
  • Transfer it to a baking pan with a rack and bake it for 2 hours, until it is cooked through on the inside.
  • Place a frying pan over high heat.
  • Cut the pork belly into very thin slices and add them to the pan until golden on both sides.
  • At the same time, add two eggs into the pan along with some salt, pepper, the thyme, and cook them for 1-2 minutes.
  • Serve the bacon with the eggs and bread.


Wrap the bacon with plastic wrap and store it in the refrigerator. Alternatively, cut it into slices, wrap the slices with plastic wrap, and store them in the freezer.

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Nutrition information per portion

Calories (kcal)
12 %


Shows how much energy food releases to our bodies. Daily caloric intake depends mainly on the person’s weight, sex and physical activity level. An average individual needs about 2000 kcal / day.

Total Fat (g)
23 %

Fatty Acids

Are essential to give energy to the body while helping to maintain the body temperature. They are divided into saturated "bad" fats and unsaturated "good" fats.

Saturated Fat (g)
30 %

Saturated Fats

Known as "bad" fats are mainly found in animal foods. It is important to check and control on a daily basis the amount you consume.

Total Carbs (g)
1 %


The main source of energy for the body. Great sources are the bread, cereals and pasta. Use complex carbohydrates as they make you feel satiated while they have higher nutritional value.

Sugars (g)
2 %


Try to consume sugars from raw foods and limit processed sugar. It is important to check the labels of the products you buy so you can calculate how much you consume daily.

Protein (g)
38 %


It is necessary for the muscle growth and helps the cells to function well. You can find it in meat, fish, dairy, eggs, pulses, nuts and seeds.

Fibre (g)
0 %


They are mainly found in plant foods and they can help regulate a good bowel movement while maintaining a balanced weight. Aim for at least 25 grams of fiber daily.

Sodium (g)
33 %


A small amount of salt daily is necessary for the body. Be careful though not to overdo it and not to exceed 6 grams of salt daily

*Based on an adult’s daily reference intake of 2000 kcal.

*The nutritional chart and the symbols refer to the basic recipe and not to the serving suggestions.

*To calculate nutritional table data, we use software by Nutritics logo

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