Keto Vietnamese Caramelized Pork Belly

by bestfoodiesforlife

This recipe is super easy to make and uses asian pantry essentials. Make sure you open your windows while you cook this LOL. This is a really easy way to prepare pork belly – we like to buy the pre-cut strips from Costco. The pork is super tender, salty, sweet, and has this great umami element. Pair it with pickled greens, boiled eggs, boiled cabbage, cauli-rice, or any mild tasting vessel to balance out the flavors

Keto Vietnamese Caramelized Pork Belly

This recipe is super easy to make and uses asian pantry essentials. Make sure you open your windows while you cook this LOL.… #twinning pork, pork belly, vietnamese, thit kho, easy, sugar free, European Print This
Serves: 4 Prep Time: Cooking Time:
Nutrition facts: 200 calories 20 grams fat

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds of pork belly, cut into 1/2 inch bized sized pieces
  • 2 tablespoons fish sauce
  • 2 teaspoons soy sauce or aminos
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1/3-1/2 cup brown sugar replacement (swerve or lakanto golden works) - start with 1/3 and add more to taste
  • Black Pepper to taste
  • 3-4 Thai Peppers (optional), chopped
  • Oil, for cooking

Instructions

  1. Heat a large pan with 2 tablespoons of oil on medium high heat. Once heated, add the 2 pounds of pork belly and garlic powder. Cook until the outside of the pork is no longer pink. 
  2. After about five minutes, add fish sauce and soy sauce and stir. Cook for another 10 minutes. 
  3. Add brown sugar replacement and stir thoroughly to coat all of the pork. Cook for another 5-6 minutes to let the sugar caramelize over the pork. Once the pork belly is a dark golden color, drain excess fat ( you can save this for future cooking or put it in a container, let it harden, then discard it).
  4. Sprinkle black pepper to taste and adjust the sweetness based on your preference. Add chopped thai chilis as desired, I do this once the pork belly is caramelized.

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