Cuban: Chicharrones recipe (pork cracklings) Recipe

Difficulty: Easy | Total Time: 10 minutes | Active Time: | Makes: 6

  • 2 lbs pork rind or skin [trim most of the fat and discard]
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 cups water
  • Cooking oil for deep fat frying
  1. Cut pork rind into 2-inch squares. sprinkle with salt, spread on cookie sheet in one layer and bake in a 250 F oven for 3 hours
  2. Cool and set aside in covered jars until ready to use. When needed, pour oil to about 1/3 the depth of the pan. Heat 5-8 minutes on medium high heat. Fry pork rinds until they puff up [about 3-5 minutes].
  3. Drain and serve with a dipping sauce which is a mixture of 2 Tbsps vinegar, 1/8 tsp salt and 1 clove crushed garlic. [Dash of black pepper optional.]

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