Figs in Pork Fat

This is probably the best thing I’ve made in the last month. I literally licked the plate. The nice thing is the figs can be less than ripe.

Figs in Pork Fat

3 figs, sliced in half


pork belly fat (bacon fat would also work great)

white wine vinegar


sage leaves

  1. Put a tablespoon of pork fat and a tablespoon of butter in a skillet over medium-high heat.
  2. Slice the figs in half and place flat-side down in the skillet like so:
  3. When they’ve browned, turn them over to get them all glossy with fat, then remove from heat and put on a plate.
  4. In the skillet over low heat, add a teaspoon or two of white wine vinegar and rub your wooden spoon against the bottom of the skillet to get the caramelized goodness off.
  5. Add a tablespoon of honey to the skillet and stir to combine.
  6. Drizzle this nectar over the figs and add a small piece of fresh sage leaf on each fig half.
fried figs on a plate

Ridiculously good.


Filed under dessert, pork, Recipes, SCD

3 responses to “Figs in Pork Fat

  1. Kat

    Ooooh those look good 🙂 I’ve never tried figs, I might have to get some now so I can make this.

  2. mjennings26

    Awesome! If you do, let me know how they turn out.

  3. OMG. Just the name Figs In Pork Fat sounds delicious! Hope to try these soon. 🙂

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