Air Fryer Crispy Pork Belly

45 mins for guaranteed crispy pork belly! A handful of ingredients and you have yourself some Christmas Day worthy pork.


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Prep: 35 mins | Cook time: 45 mins | Serves: 4


What you will need:

  • An air fryer
  • Pork belly
  • Salt
  • EVOO
  • Garlic powder
  • Dried bay leaves
  • Alfoil
  • Brown sugar




  • Use a knife and stab the skin of the pork belly all over
  • Cover the skin of the pork in salt (basically drown it in salt so it is completely covered - trust me here)
  • Cover with glad wrap and set aside for 30 mins
  • After 30mins, scrape the residual salt off the meat and place the meat on a plate, skin side down
  • Use a knife and score the meat in noughts and crosses 
  • Drizzle with EVOO and rub it in using your hands
  • Sprinkle some garlic powder and pepper over the meat and rub that through
  • Cut a square of alfoil and lay a handful of bay leaves over it
  • Transfer the meat, skin side up, on top of the bay leaves and place it into the air fryer for 35mins on 200 °C
  • Using some tongs, lift the pork up, scatter some brown sugar underneath it and place it back into the air fryer for 10 more mins on  200 °C
  • Get some pork on your fork and enjoy!


Credit to @josherece for this recipe