Authentic Southern Style Pork Cracklins
|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 5-10 minutes or until crispy.
- Toss the cooked pork belly with the spice mixture and serve.