Homemade Bacon Ingredients: 5lb pork belly 2 ounces (1/4 cup) kosher salt 2 teaspoons pink curing salt #1* 1/4 cup coarsely ground black pepper 1/4 cup brown sugar 1 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg 4 bay leaves, crumbled 5 cloves of garlic, crushed 5 to 10 sprigs fresh thyme Read more at http://www.loveandoliveoil.com/2013/09/september-kitchen-challenge-results-bacon.html
Homemade Bacon : Curing bacon doesn't require special skills; you just need to be patient. The process takes about 10 days. Michael Symon uses pork belly from special heritage breeds, but any kind is fine, provided it's extra fatty. "The more fat, the more flavor," he says.