Salo in brine

Ingredients for making lard in brine

  1. Fresh bacon with meat layer 500 gr.
  2. Salt 5 tbsp. spoons
  3. Peppercorns 7 pcs.
  4. Garlic 2 heads
  5. Bay leaf 4 leaves
  6. Dill seeds 1 tsp
  7. Ground paprika 3 tbsp. spoons
  8. Dill 1 bunch
  9. Onion 1 pc.
  • Main Ingredients
  • Serving 10 Servings
  • World CuisineUkrainian Cuisine


Saucepan, Bowl, Spoon, Cutting Board, Knife

Cooking lard in brine:

Step 1: Prepare the lard for salting.

Lard must be thoroughly washed in water and cleaned according to the principle of scraping the upper layer of fat with a knife on all sides of the piece. Next, it needs to be cut into pieces. Each of them should be about the size of a palm.

Step 2: Cook the brine.

Pour one liter of water into the pan. Add 5 tablespoons of salt to it and put it on a slow fire. While the water is boiling, peel a few heads of garlic from the husk. Then it is washed and finely chopped. In a plate or mortar, you need to mash it with a small amount of salt. When the water in the pan boils, add bay leaf, peas of pepper, and dill seeds to it. Let the brine simmer for a few minutes over low heat, then add the crushed garlic and mix everything thoroughly. Immediately remove from heat and cool the brine at room temperature.

Step 3: Combine the ingredients.

In a clean pan we put pieces of fat and pour brine. We cover it with a lid and insist in the refrigerator for three days.

Step 4: Serve the lard in brine.

When the lard is salted, we take it out of the brine. Get wet with a clean cloth. You can sprinkle abundantly on all sides with dry paprika. We cut part of the fat into thin slices, decorate with herbs, onion or garlic slices and serve. The remaining fat must be wrapped in foil and sent to the “on demand” freezer. Good appetite!

Recipe Tips:

- - You can also add seasonings and spices to the brine that you like.

- - This fat goes well with brown bread, vegetables, feta cheese and cereals.

- - You can also use lard in brine for cooking other dishes. For example, a little frying it in a pan, you can season them with fried potatoes or soup.