I was given some sliced side pork, which looks like this-sliced bacon. I tried frying a piece like bacon, and it was...not good. Or at least not bacon, which is what I was somewhat foolishly expecting.
Does anyone have any suggestions on how to use this stuff? I've got about a pound. I guess I could use it in baked beans, but a girl can only eat so many baked beans, you know?
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I was planning to make Meera Sodha's pork cheek vindaloo (http://meerasodha.com/pig-cheek-vindaloo/ SO good) but they didn't have any jowls at the market. Do you think I could swap the side pork instead and proceed as written? And would it be better to cut it before braising or let it braise in one piece?
I've made this recipe a number of times with jowls as written, except that I finish in a low oven rather than on the stove top.
I like it more than bacon.
It's really good, as long as you like kimchi.