Today on the blog , we’re making Air Fryer Pork Belly! This dish is crispy, juicy, and full of flavor. It’s the perfect addition to any meal, or even as a stand-alone dish. And best of all, it’s made in the air fryer so it’s quick and easy to make.
Pork belly is one of those ingredients that can be intimidating to cook, but it’s actually quite simple. And when cooked properly, it’s absolutely delicious. The key to perfect pork belly is to cook it slowly so that the fat renders out and the meat becomes nice and tender.
1. Slice the pork belly into 1-inch thick slices.
3. Place the pork belly slices in the air fryer and cook at 380 degrees F for 7 minutes.
4. In a small saucepan, mix the BBQ sauce, gochujang paste, honey, and soy sauce. Cook over low heat until the sauce is heated through.
5. Remove the pork belly from the air fryer and brush with the BBQ sauce.
6. Place the pork belly back in the air fryer and cook for an additional 3 minutes at 400 degrees F.
7. Remove from the air fryer and let rest for 5 minutes the it is ready to be served! Enjoy!
Recipe tips and variations
- If you don’t have an air fryer, you can cook the pork belly in a 400 degree F oven. Cook for 20 minutes, then remove from the oven and brush with BBQ sauce. Place back in the oven and cook for an additional 10 minutes.
- If you want to make this dish ahead of time, you can cook the pork belly in the air fryer and then refrigerate it until you’re ready to eat. When you’re ready to eat, simply reheat in the air fryer for a few minutes until it’s heated through.
- This dish is best served immediately after it’s cooked. But leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days. Reheat in the air fryer or oven before serving.
What does pork belly taste like?
Pork belly is a fatty cut of meat that is full of flavor. It’s often described as being similar to bacon, but with a more intense flavor.
How do you cook pork belly so it’s crispy?
There are a few different ways to cook pork belly so that it’s crispy. One way is to cook it in the air fryer. The air fryer circulates hot air around the meat, resulting in evenly cooked meat that’s crispy on the outside and juicy on the inside. Another way to achieve crispiness is to cook the pork belly under the broiler for a few minutes before serving.
What can I serve with pork belly?
Pork belly can be served with a variety of sides. We like to serve ours with steamed rice and roasted vegetables. But you can really serve it with anything you like.
Is pork belly good for you?
Pork belly is high in fat and calories, so it’s not the healthiest option. But it is a delicious treat that can be enjoyed in moderation.
How do I store leftover pork belly?
Leftover pork belly can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days. Reheat in the air fryer or oven before serving.
Where can I get pork belly from?
Costco, Trader Joes, Walmart, Korger, Wholefoods and most grocery stores sell pork belly. You can also find it at some butcher shops.
How do I slice pork belly?
The best way to slice pork belly is to use a sharp knife and cut it into 1-inch thick slices.
What is Gochujang?
Gochujang is a Korean chili paste that is made from chili peppers, fermented soybeans, and salt. It’s often used in Korean cooking as a condiment or ingredient in sauces.
What is a pork belly substitute?
If you can’t find pork belly, you can use bacon as a substitute. However, keep in mind that bacon is not as fatty as pork belly, so it won’t have the same flavor or texture.
What are some other ways to cook pork belly?
Pork belly can also be cooked in the oven, broiled, or grilled.
How do I make the pork belly less fatty?
There’s no way to make pork belly less fatty. But you can remove some of the fat before cooking by cutting it off with a sharp knife.
How do I turn this into a pork belly egg sandwich?
To make a pork belly egg sandwich, simply cook the pork belly and eggs to your desired doneness. Then place the pork belly and eggs on a toasted piece of bread and enjoy!
How do I make this into a rice bowl?
To make a pork belly rice bowl, simply cook the pork belly and rice according to the recipe instructions. Then place the rice in a bowl and top with the pork belly, eggs, and any other desired toppings.
How do i turn this into pork belly onigiri
To make pork belly onigiri, simply cook the pork belly and rice according to the recipe instructions. Then form the rice into triangular shapes and top with the pork belly. Serve with soy sauce for dipping, if desired.
How do I make this into a sliders?
To make pork belly sliders, simply cook the pork belly and place it on small slider buns. Top with your desired toppings and enjoy!
What are some other ways to use Gochujang?
Gochujang can also be used as a marinade or dipping sauce. It’s also a great way to add flavor to stews and soups.
Can pork belly be used in mac and cheese?
Yes, pork belly can be used in mac and cheese. Simply cook the pork belly according to the recipe instructions and then add it to your mac and cheese. The pork belly will add a delicious smoky flavor to the dish.
How could i make vegan pork belly?
There is no such thing as vegan pork belly since it is made from pork. However, you could try using tofu or tempeh as a pork belly substitute.
What is another name for pork belly?
Pork belly is also sometimes called bacon belly or fatback.
How do i make pork belly lettuce wraps?
Simply cook the pork belly according to the recipe instructions. Then place the pork belly on lettuce leaves and top with your desired toppings.
Can you freeze pork belly?
Pork belly can be frozen for up to 3 months. Store in an airtight container or freezer bag. Thaw in the fridge before cooking.
So there you have it ! Everything you need to know about pork belly. Now go forth and enjoy all the deliciousness that this amazing meat has to offer!
Air Fryer Pork Belly
- Slice the pork belly into 1-inch thick slices.
- In a small bowl, mix together the salt, chilli flakes , garlic powder, and sesame oil. Rub the mixture all over the pork belly slices.
- Place the pork belly slices in the air fryer and cook at 380 degrees F for 7 minutes.
- In a small saucepan, mix the BBQ sauce, gochujang paste, honey, and soy sauce. Cook over low heat until the sauce is heated through.
- Remove the pork belly from the air fryer and brush with the BBQ sauce.
- Place the pork belly back in the air fryer and cook for an additional 3 minutes at 400 degrees F.
- Remove from the air fryer and let rest for 5 minutes the it is ready to be served! Enjoy!