Saturday, September 13, 2014

Pork Belly Sliders

This week I visited the Carrboro Farmers Market, a market that has been in business since 1996.  It is located in Carrboro, NC and is held twice a week on Wednesday and Saturday.

There were vendors who were selling their farm vegetables along with fruits and cheeses, meats and eggs.

While there, I found a wonderful vendor, Cane Creek Farms - specializing in grass-fed beef,  pasture raised heirloom breed pork, heirloom breed chickens and vegetables.


I really fell in love her VW bus, too.  My grandfather had one when I was a child in a pretty, powder blue.

We bought some fresh meats -- pork chops and pork belly.  Yes pork belly!  Have you ever tried it?  We have had it in the past in Beaufort on steamed buns at one of our favorites, The Old Bull Tavern and just recently in Durham on a soft bun with coleslaw.

Today I wanted to share a recipe for preparing this wonderful pork belly.

 You first score your pork.  Rub it on both sides with olive oil.

Then you make up a rub consisting of: one teaspoon of each...garlic powder, cayenne pepper, cumin, paprika, salt, and two teaspoons of brown sugar.  Bake for 10-12 minutes @500 degrees until fatty top is brown and bubbling.  Then turn down temperature to 325 degrees for 90 minutes.  You can add a beer to the broiler pan during the last 30 minutes.

It was so delicious and once it was ready, I placed on a King's Sweet Roll and slathered it with some homemade coleslaw!



  1. That looks so good topped with the coleslaw - yummy!

  2. That sounds wonderful. 4 years ago when we visited Beaufort we ate at The Old Bull Tavern and it was wonderful!!!! Looks like you have recreated a bit of the deep south right where you are. Love the farmer's market.l xo Diana

  3. Steve will have to talk to his butcher about getting some pork belly so he can try this recipe. We have 2 different restaurants that will have a pork belly special and they are wonderful.

  4. Hello.

    Great photographing. Design, composition and ideas. Very sweet atmosphere.

    Greetings and hugs.

    Have a good weekend. From Japan, ruma❃

  5. Kelly,
    Yummo! That looks so delicious. Gotta love a Farmer's Market. This one looks great.

  6. Sounds seriously awesome! I have never had pork belly, but I know I would love it. Love, love pork ribs!

  7. That sounds amazing!!! I love farmers markets too! have a great sunday.




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