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I bought some pork belly yesterday and I was just about to cook it when I saw thick hair on it. I tried to cut it with a sharp serrated knife but it didn't budge. I was really put off and put the pork back in the refrigerator. Can someone please save my pork belly and let me know how to get rid of the hair?

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+1 for Can someone please save my pork belly?! –  nico Sep 9 '12 at 9:38

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If you have a blow torch or a brûlée torch, just burn the hairs off.

If this is not an option, I've heard that you can use a normal safety razor. In this case I would definitely choose a razor without a lubricating strip along the top.

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Thanks, you saved it :) –  Divi Sep 9 '12 at 7:29
    
I used the blow torch –  Divi Sep 9 '12 at 10:05
    
Would a gas stove work in a pinch? –  Jack Jun 16 at 12:51
    
@Jack Probably, depending how high you can crank the flame. A gas broiler would likely work too. The blowtorch will give you more control though, and reduce the amount of inadvertent cooking you're doing. –  logophobe Jun 16 at 20:47

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