Authentic Southern Style Pork Cracklins

  • 35 mins
  • 6 ingredients

Ingredients

  • 1 lb skin on pork belly
  • 1 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 tsp white pepper
  • 1 tbs smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp granulated garlic

These cracklings have no relationship to the pork rinds that you find at many convenience stores. These have crispy skin as well as flavorful meat.

  • Cut the pork belly into 1 and 1/2 inch cubes.
  • Heat oil to 220 degrees and fry the pork belly for 20 minutes.
  • Remove the pork belly and drain on paper towels.
  • Reheat the oil to 400 degrees and re-fry the pork belly for 3-5 minutes or until crispy.
  • Toss ┬áthe cooked pork belly with the spice mixture and serve.

 

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