The Weekly Drool #034 - Crispy Pork Belly at Elnecot

The Ancoats favourite has created the ultimate brunch dish with this one...

By Manchester's Finest | 22 September 2020

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Most of these Weekly Drool offerings involve some form of melted cheese, or excessive levels of sauce, or something with a firework in it. Basically – something flashy and drool-inducing – hence the name.

As such, looking at these pictures of the Crispy Pork Belly at Elnecot, it’s almost impossible not to feel a little twitch in your mouth as your saliva glands get to work – and this dish doesn’t just look the part – it’s got everything you could ever want from a brunch dish.

The dish itself consists of crispy pork belly, a homemade potato rosti, fried eggs, savoy kimchi, yoghurt and a chipotle chilli jam. Sounds good right?

Let’s get started on the Crispy Pork Belly, of which you get a LOT on there – each chunk is soft, juicy and flavoursome but also – that CRISP is perfect. It’s like the crackling that your mum used to make – and it’ll immediately put a warm smile on your face.

The team at Elnecot are fiercely proud of their ingredients and local produce, and their Crispy Pork is a big part of what they stand for. It’s sourced from the Yorkshire Dales, with each pig selected for it’s fat content, with a small window of thickness that ensures that the meat is both lean as well as succulent.

The belly is prepared slowly, over the course of a few hours, with the crackling then given a final hot blast the achieve maximum crispy-ness. As a result you have a succulent meat encased in a crispy layer of fat – which is truly sublime. It’s hard to stress just how good this pork belly truly is – you’re just going to have to go down and try it for yourself.

Accompanying the pork is a homemade potato rosti, fried eggs and Elnecot’s outstanding savoy cabbage kimchi. The whole thing is then brought together with a smoky chipotle chilli jam that is the perfect foil to your bottomless glasses of Prosecco on a weekend.

The Pork Belly is also available on Elnecot’s main menu – so even if you’re not in for brunch, you can still sample this amazing dish. And what’s more – Elnecot extended their ‘Eat Out to Help Out’ offer until the end of September – meaning you can get 50% OFF the Pork Belly when you dine Monday – Wednesday. Thank you very much.


Crispy Pork Belly @ Elnecot
… with rosti, fried eggs, savoy kimchi, chipotle chilli jam, yoghurt


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