Pork rinds are simply roasted or fried pork skins. Also called cracklings, they are a snack enjoyed all over the world. Most people think of them as an unhealthy indulgence, but we know very well that there is nothing wrong in eating fatty pork skin. However, making it yourself is probably the only way to go because you can control the amount of salt you use and you’ll know there won’t be any other nasty ingredients.
Dipped in dill flavored homemade mayonnaise or tartar sauce, pork rinds make a delicious and crispy snack that will cost you pennies. Butchers will sell you pork skin for almost nothing. And it is pretty simple to make pork rinds.
Pork Rinds Recipe
The recipe makes 6 servings. Preparation time is 10 minutes, plus 50 minutes to cook. Nutritional value (total): 880 Calories, 67 g Fat, 0 g Carbs, 64 g Protein.
Ingredients that you need:
- a piece of pork rind, 10 inches (25 cm) or 1 lb (500 g)
- olive oil, 2 tablespoons
- sea salt, 2-3 teaspoons
At first, preheat oven to 220°C (420°F).
Then place crackling rind-side up onto a rack over a shallow baking dish. Brush well with olive oil. Sprinkle generously with salt.
Roast for 40 to 50 minutes, or until small bubbles form on surface and rind is golden and crisp.
Cool for 5 minutes, then cut into pieces with kitchen scissors. Enjoy this amazing snack!
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