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A food blogger made a spice bag using pork belly and chicken wings and it's pure notions

Gourmet spice bag.

THE SPICE BAG is one of Ireland’s humble fast food delights.

WELL, NOT IN BRITAIN IT AIN’T. GreatBritishChefs.com have come up with a new take on the delicacy, and it involves pork belly and rock salt.

Danny Kingston’s recipe is prefaced with this explanation of a Spice Bag:

Danny Kingston’s spice bag recipe is inspired by the late-night snack popular in Ireland, a combination of pork belly, chicken wings and chips served inside a paper bag for a fuss-free clean up.

WHAT?

He goes on to explain that he first came across spice bags on Instagram (well done, lads).

Originating in Ireland, or Dublin to be more specific, spice bags are fast becoming the go-to take away special, to provide some much needed sustenance after a night on the craic.

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He said they’re typically offered by Chinese in the city, and consist of offerings you’d normally find in the ‘hors d’oeuvres section of the menu’.

Chicken balls, prawn toast, spare ribs, that sort of thing. Basically, everything is mixed together and coated with a liberal, spicy seasoning and thrown into a box or paper bag.
Which all sounds like an unrefined, uncouth and unscrupulous way to get rid of food wastage at the end of the night, I know.

He decides to go with the pork belly and chicken wings to make his spice bag, calling them the perfect sports food as you can eat it with your hands.

It’s also the perfect after-beering food.

So this is the pork belly pre-oven

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Cooking

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And served up with a beer

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OK, WE admit, it looks kinda amazing, but still… n-o-t-i-o-n-s.

ht Lorraine Monagle for the spot 

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