I came across ths recipe for something called Cured, Rolled Face from the geniuses over at bestbyfarr.wordpress.com
and it immediately became the single greatest recipe I have ever seen. I’m not sure if this technically qualifies as bacon, but since it’s a pig’s face, I’d say it’s close enough.
Below are some of the step-by-step processes in making the Cured, Rolled Face, because, believe it or not, it’s slightly more complicated than: Step 1: Get a pig face. Step 2: Cure It. Step 3: Roll It. To see them all, click here
Salt heavily and massage the cure into the skin. Both the inside and outside.
Add lemon, thyme, ginger and black pepper.
Roll the face with the tongue and cure for 5 days.
Unroll after the 5 days and rinse off cure.
Remove all hairs that have been left behind… shave, snip or torch
Lay down flesh side up and remove ears, julienne the ears and dice the tongue. Add spices, thyme, microplane ginger and lemon.
Wrap in a apron or cheesecloth.
Sous vide for 72 hours at 66.5 Celsius.
Cut it open. Look at it.
Slice it up and serve with mustard and beer.