These Air Fryer Smoky Pork Belly Bites are so incredibly moreish I truly think you’ll have a challenge not eating them all before they get to the table. They’re genius festive finger food for the up-coming party season as they’re so easy and quick to make plus all the family will love them.
So, don’t hate me but I think the air fryer is really going to come into its own this Christmas. It’s such a genius thing to have in the kitchen should random family or friends show up unannounced as they’re want to do at this time of year.
I’m lucky enough to be working with the guys at Grasmere Farm, a local Lincolnshire based pig-farm who produce the most wonderful pork. They’ve asked me to develop a couple of recipes with their gorgeous produce and of course I’m happy to work with such wonderful people and great tasting pork!
They’ve also very generously given me a discount code to offer you my readers. (This code will be live on Tuesday 8th Nov at midday.) If you pop over to their website and use code: DOM15 at checkout you’ll receive a whopping 15% off that order. They ship all over the UK.
- 1 large slab of pork belly – I used a piece that was 1kg
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 tablespoon runny honey
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon pepper (I’m using the salt and peppery mix from The Cornish Sea Salt Company.)
- 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
Preheat the air fryer to 200°F.
Pat dry the pork belly and cut it into 1-inch pieces. TIP – it’s easier to cut if it’s been in the fridge.
In a large bowl, combine the oil, brown sugar, garlic powder, salt, pepper and smoked paprika.
Add the pork belly pieces to the oil mixture, covering each piece.
Lay the pork belly pieces in a single layer in the air fryer basket. (I was able to fit all of the pieces in the basket, but you may need to split them up into two or three batches, depending on the size of your air fryer.)
Air fry the pork belly cubes for 18-20 minutes, shaking and flipping them a couple of times throughout the cooking time. Please note: air frying times will depend on the size of your pork belly pieces and the size of your air fryer.
Remove from the air fryer and serve warm.
For more air fryer recipes check these out on Dom in the Kitchen.
Eat and of course, enjoy!