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Crispy Pork Jowls

February 3, 2023 • 0 comments

Crispy Pork Jowls
Jowls are fatty cuts of meat and are best enjoyed in small quantities. Braised to soften any connective tissue and then browned to crispy perfection.
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  • Servings: 6


  • (1 pound) Pork, Jowls
  • (1 tsp) kosher salt, plus more for broiling
  • (1/2 tsp) black pepper
  • (1 cup) chicken broth
  • (2 Tbsp) apple cider vinegar
  • (1 Tbsp) hot pepper sauce
  • (1/2 tsp) smoked paprika
  • (1/2 tsp) thyme, dried
  • (1/2 tsp) garlic powder


  1. Preheat your oven to 300 degrees F
  2. Place the pork jowl in a rimmed baking dish large enough to fit it (an 11 X 8 inch baking dish works great)
  3. Season with salt and pepper
  4. In a jar or a bowl, add the chicken broth (DIY chicken broth recipe here!), vinegar, hot pepper sauce, smoked paprika, garlic powder, and dried thyme. Whisk or shake well to combine
  5. Pour the sauce into the pan
  6. Cover the pan tightly with a double or even triple layer of aluminum foil. It must be completely sealed with no gaps
  7. Bake the jowl until very tender, for about 2 hours
  8. Remove the pan from the oven and switch the oven to broil. Set an oven rack 6 inches below the flame (not directly below)
  9. Remove the foil (carefully - hot steam will escape). Transfer the jowl to a cutting board. Using a sharp chef’s knife, slice it into ½-inch-thick slices
  10. Arrange the slices in a single layer on a broiler-safe baking sheet. Sprinkle them with more salt. Place the baking sheet 6 inches below the broiler for around 2-3 minutes per side to brown and crisp up the fat

Great when served with mashed potatoes, mashed cauliflower or over a bed of rice.

Recipe from Healthy Recipes