Instant Pot Braised Pork Belly With Apples and Puffed Crackling
Sometimes spending time in the kitchen to create a tasty meal is well worth it. And for me this is undeniably one of those meals!
It is as cheap as chips to make and owing to the magic of pork belly. It packs a punch of flavour that most meats cannot get anywhere near.
I have written about pork belly before here on Krumpli. It is certainly one of my favourite cuts of meat.
The Two Faces Of Pork Crackling.
Now I find it difficult to choose my favourite type of pork crackling because I love both types. The full-on crispy stuff is awesome. This puffed pork crackling is.. Erm Awesome!
However, because I don’t do it anywhere near as often I would say that the puffed crackling on this recipe always feels more special!
It is also magic, you dehydrate down the braised skin and scrape off any fat and then dunk in hot oil.
Then be prepared to be amazed. Just watch that stuff grow!
The Instant Pot and Pork.
Whether it is this braised pork belly dish, my apple glazed ribs or my pork belly with port cherry recipe they all demonstrate one thing. That is that the Instant Pot is rather good at dealing with the cheaper cuts of pork.
This is however not your run of the mill dump and run Instant Pot recipe. It is an unashamedly long recipe, two days in fact.
But do you know what? You are worth it. I’m worth it and most significantly my wife is worth it!
If you have never tried press pork belly you are most certainly missing out on a real treat. One that cannot be compared to any other cooking method or result.
No it is not every day food. It certainly is not blingy food if the list of ingedients are taken alone. However, if you promised to cook me this braised pork belly you would most definitely have a friend for life!