Slow cooked crispy skinned pork belly

Slow cooked crispy skinned pork belly


February 3, 2015

  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 3 hrs 30 mins
  • Yields: 6


1.5kg piece of pork belly (n.b. ask for a piece with no bones. If they don't have a piece with no bones, ask the butcher to remove them for you and they will do this without a problem)

5 large carrots, cut into quarters



1Make sure the pork is really dry. This can be achieved by leaving in the fridge uncovered for 1-2 days.

2Remove the pork from the fridge and score the rind at 1cm intervals, ensuring it is well scored down to the flesh. This makes for easy carving and also allows for the salt to penetrate.

3Salt the pork liberally and rub in. Repeat. Salt a final time without rubbing the salt in.

4Line base of slow cooker with quartered carrots and sit the pork on top (fat side up) of the bed of carrots.

5Cook for 3.5 hours on low.

6At the 3 hour mark, turn the oven on to the highest mark to preheat it.

7After the full 3.5 hours, remove pork from the slow cooker, salt a final time (without rubbing it in) and place atop a cake rack on a tray. Put carrots to the side and cover with foil to keep warm. Put pork into preheated oven until desired crackling has been achieved. My oven max is 260 and it took around 25 minutes.

8Slice pork belly along the pre-cut lines and serve with gravy, apple sauce and vegetables of choice.

Submitted by Christy Roth


13 Reviews


June 28, 2021

Yum! Meat was moist . Crackle perfect.

No added liquids needed, the pork will release liquids during cooking 🙂


June 22, 2019

Do you use any liquid with carrots below the belly?

Fat side up meaning the crackle 🙂

Arthur Gane

May 3, 2017

I am sorry. Not the greatest cook. You say fat side up. By that do you mean the crackling side up or down????
I know sounds silly but as I said not worlds greatest cook.

Sandra Donkin

April 26, 2017

I’ve made Kylie Kwongs pork belly recipe for years, but in the oven. I’ll give this a try next time. I call it the 3 day pork as the prep/marinade is best left that long, uncovered in the fridge. The whole recipe is counter intuitive, but works every time. If you rush a step, it’s not as nice.


March 31, 2017

Yummo. We have pork belly all the time in the slow cooker.

This recipe you are asking about states that it cooks on LOW
Although it’s a smaller piece you are cooking I wouldn’t drop it by a lot still
How about 3hrs 🙂

Rhonda Fennell

March 29, 2017

I have a pork belly in freezer, it is only 800 grams how long should in cook in slow cooker for ? on HIGH or LOW ??


October 29, 2016

Fantastic. Best ever!



August 15, 2016

So easy and delicious ! I put sweet potato and potato underneath, first time to eat like this and they were very flavoursome and yummy. Best cracking I’ve ever achieved too. I didn’t dry out the meat overnight and still worked fine.

Jason Anderson

May 16, 2016

Came up fantastic. I used a mix of carrot and potato (with one onion) below the pork belly, and put them in the oven with a little bit of the pork fat that had rendered while I was making the crackling – great flavour!

Melissa O

April 14, 2016

Very good recipe. So easy you can’t wreck it. I substituted with Himalayan rock salt and sweet potatoe. Also used grill function for last 10 minutes. My oven went to 250.

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