Smoked and deep-fried pork belly

Just imagine deliciously smoked pork belly. Perfectly juicy and tender. And then, to take it over the top, we deep-fry it.
This is the ultimate Friday night snack. A perfect golden brown nugget of savoury goodness.

Prep Time 1 hr
Cook Time 4 hrs
Course Snack
Cuisine smoked
Servings 4 people
Calories 3543 kcal


  • 2 KG pork belly

For the rub

  • 1 part table salt
  • 1 part curry powder
  • 1 part paprika powder
  • 1/2 part chilli powder
  • 1/2 part onion powder
  • 1/2 part ground black pepper

For the breading station

  • 500 grams all-purpose flour
  • 4 pieces eggs
  • 500 grams bread crumbs


  • Cut the pork belly to size so it fits your deep-fried. Then you slice into the meat into cubes, but not all the way through. Make sure the cubes stay attached.
  • Mix the dry rub and sprinkle it on, and between the cubes. Don’t forget the bottom and the sides.
  • Fire up the smoker to a temperature of 150°C (302F). Put the pork belly on the grates and put a thermometer in the meat.
  • Close the lid and smoke the pork belly to a core temperature of 65°C (149F).
  • Take the pork belly out of the smoker and let it air dry on a cooling rack.
  • Heat up the deep fryer and set up the breading station. Take 3 bowls and fill one bowl with the flour, another with the egg wash and the last one with the bread crumbs.
  • Put the smoked pork belly in the flour and get a light coating on all the sides. Next put it in the egg wash and make sure you get it in all the cracks of the pork belly.
  • Lastly you place the pork belly in the bread crumbs and sprinkle it all on until you see no more wet spots.
  • Now fry the pork belly until golden brown and let it drip out on some paper towel or a cooling rack.



Calories: 3543kcalCarbohydrates: 186gProtein: 77gFat: 273gSaturated Fat: 98gPolyunsaturated Fat: 31gMonounsaturated Fat: 125gCholesterol: 364mgSodium: 1081mgPotassium: 1320mgFiber: 9gSugar: 8gVitamin A: 219IUVitamin C: 2mgCalcium: 276mgIron: 15mg
Keyword Deep fried, Pork belly, Smoked
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