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Old 03-23-2019, 05:28 PM   #31
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Bacon is cured and usually smoked.
Is there a difference between side pork and pork belly?
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Old 03-23-2019, 05:39 PM   #32
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Is there a difference between side pork and pork belly?
I assumed they were the same. This article seems to agree:

https://howtocookwithvesna.com/whats...nd-pork-belly/
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Old 03-23-2019, 07:06 PM   #33
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Side pork is the cut adjacent to the belly but further up the sides of the animal, hence "side pork" or "side meat". The main difference between the two is side pork has more meat than fat and belly has more fat than meat. ... If the side meat was cut up like sliced bacon, I have no idea what you could do with it.

Sounds reasonable but...
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Old 03-25-2019, 06:41 AM   #34
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Side pork is the cut adjacent to the belly but further up the sides of the animal, hence "side pork" or "side meat". The main difference between the two is side pork has more meat than fat and belly has more fat than meat. ... If the side meat was cut up like sliced bacon, I have no idea what you could do with it.

Sounds reasonable but...
Yes..side pork is from the sides of the abdomen...it comes from a section that isn't trimmed as uniformly as regular bacon so it is a bit more rustic in shape and is not cured in any way.
and usually sliced much thicker. We've grown up just frying it until it becomes crispy..my mother used to sprinkle a tiny bit of salt and cinnamon on it...you can also marinate it in an Asian type sauce and broil it until it is done, then, cut it up and add it to stir fries..it used to be quite cheap but now is almost a dollar a slice..I'll pick it up at an Asian grocer because it is usually on sale there..
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