This is by far one of the most deadly dishes I’ve ever made. After using thinly sliced pork belly for grilled pork belly wrapped fig and asparagus, I made a quick stir-fried dish with pork belly, cabbage, zucchini slices (I did not take any pictures). From the remaining pork belly, I made this dish which is essentially pork belly kara-age 豚バラの唐揚げ.
Since the thinly sliced pork belly was not as thin as it would be in Japan as “bara-niku” バラ肉 , I first further thinned the meat using a meat pounder. I cut the pieces into 2-3 inch strips and marinated them in mirin, sake and soy sauce mixture (1:1:2 ratio) for at least several hours (I marinated it overnight). After removing the excess marinade by blotting with paper towel, I dredged them in potato starch or “katakuriko” 片栗粉 (see below).
I drained the excess oil on a cooling rack.
I tasted a small piece to make sure it was done properly and it was. Very crispy. I served this on the bed of water cress (I removed all thick stems from the cress) and a wedge of lemon.