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Potted Pork

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  Pork belly 2 Pound (1 kg)
  Pork shoulder/Butt of pork 1 Pound (500 g)
  Garlic 2 Clove (10 gm)
  Water 1 Cup (16 tbs) (adjust quantity as required)
  Salt To Taste
  Freshly ground black pepper To Taste

Cut belly and shoulder (or butt) of pork into 2 1/2 cm/1 in pieces.
Sprinkle liberally with salt, and place in a large saucepan with garlic cloves.
Add sufficient water barely to cover the meat.
Cover the pan and cook over very low heat for 4 hr. (if water evaporates, add a little more to ensure pork does not fry in its own fat).
After 4 hr., remove lid, and continue to cook until water has evaporated.
Allow to cool overnight.
Shred pork into individual fibres (it is easier to do this with the hands) and place in a large mixing bowl.
When all the meat is shredded, mix it well with its own fat with a wooden spoon.
Season with plenty of salt and black pepper (it should be highly seasoned).
Pack into individual crocks, chill, and serve with French bread. (Seal with pork fat if not eaten right away.)

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Side Dish
Slow Cooked

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 2676 Calories from Fat 1562

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 173 g266.5%

Saturated Fat 60.3 g301.5%

Trans Fat 0.5 g

Cholesterol 861.8 mg287.3%

Sodium 1129.1 mg47%

Total Carbohydrates 4 g1.3%

Dietary Fiber 0.48 g1.9%

Sugars 0.1 g

Protein 257 g513.9%

Vitamin A 2.1% Vitamin C 14.6%

Calcium 26.8% Iron 72.1%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Potted Pork Recipe