Sticky Pork Belly Bites

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12 – 14 pieces


Prep time: 10 minutes

Cook time: 1 hour 40 minutes



1 kg boneless pork belly

1 tbs brown sugar

3 tsp smoked paprika

Salt and pepper to taste

Olive oil spray

Sticky sauce

50g butter

2 tbs maple syrup

2 tbs BBq sauce

1 tbs oyster sauce

¼ tsp five spice powder

2 tsp siracha sauce



Cut pork belly into 4 cm pieces. Place in a shallow dish in one layer.

Combine sugar, paprika, onion powder, garlic powder, salt and pepper and sprinkle evenly over the pork, tossing to coat. Place uncovered in the fridge for 2 hours to dry out, or overnight if time permits.

Select Fan force function and 140°C. While oven is heating, arrange the bites on the air fryer rack, placing close together so the pieces don't fall over, and ensure there is a drip tray underneath. Spray the pork with olive oil spray and cook for one hour to render some of the fat. After an hour, turn the function to Air Fry and cook for a further 15 – 20 minutes to bring up the crackle and crisp and char the pork bites.

While the pork is cooking make the sauce. In a small saucepan place all the sauce ingredients and cook on a medium heat until all the sugar has melted and the sauce has thickened slightly. Simmer for 3 -4 minutes. When thickened to your liking, remove from the heat.

Serve the pork belly bites with the sauce drizzled over the top.