Chicharrónes, Cracklins or Pork Rinds

I am a huge fan of pork rind / crackling… Check out this recipe to make your own.  #crackling #snacks

Tony Meets Meat

I just thought I would share these little morsels with you all. I made my bacon a few weeks back and the pork belly I bought still had the skin on it. I removed the skin and froze it so I could make chicharrónes/pork rinds/cracklins/gratons or whatever they are called where you are from. Basically they are crispy, deep-fried pieces of pork skin. So first off, you have to remove the skin from the pork.

Now you need to cook the skin to get it soft. I placed the skin into a pot of boiling water and simmered for about 2 hours. You may want to place a plate on the skin to weigh it down and keep it submerged. You want the skin to be soft but not mushy.

Next pull it out and get it nice and cool so you can handle it. Lay it out flat and…

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