Pork belly croquettes

Pork belly croquettes

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Breddos Tacos
Serves
8
Photographer
Kris kirkham

These croquettes take time to make, but they freeze really well and people do go crazy for them.

Ingredients

Quantity Ingredient
1.5kg pork belly, skin and bones removed
sea salt
2 litres duck fat or rapeseed oil
10 garlic cloves, peeled
2 tablespoons black peppercorns
500ml rapeseed oil, for frying
50ml Habanero aïoli, to serve

For the coating

Quantity Ingredient
5 eggs
200g plain flour
2 tablespoons smoked paprika
2 tablespoons cayenne pepper
500g panko or good quality breadcrumbs

Method

  1. Salt the pork belly on each side with 3 tablespoons of salt and leave in the refrigerator for 5 hours.
  2. When you’re ready to cook, preheat your oven to 120°C. Put the belly into a deep roasting tray and cover with the duck fat or oil. Add the garlic, peppercorns and a sprinkling of salt. Place a piece of baking (parchment) paper on top of the pork belly, then cover with two layers of foil. Place in the oven for 4–5 hours, or until just tender. Leave to cool for 30 minutes to 1 hour. When the belly has cooled, remove the spices and cut it into 2cm square pieces.
  3. Beat the eggs in a bowl and set aside. Mix the flour with the paprika and cayenne and add a pinch of salt. Get your cooking set-up ready: you should have one bowl with the flour mix, next to the bowl of beaten eggs, and finally, next to the frying pot, the breadcrumbs.
  4. Heat the 500ml rapeseed oil in a heavy-based deep pot to 180°C. Put batches of 5–8 cooked pork belly squares in the flour mix, then in the eggs, then in the breadcrumbs. Fry until golden brown, for about 4 minutes. When ready, remove and place on kitchen paper to take away any excess oil. Repeat with the next batch.
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