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Homemade pork rind perfection can easily be created in your own home and are a great way to up your fat and protein count on the Ketogenic diet!

Homemade Pork Rinds (Chicharron)


  • Author: Moses Family Table

Description

Homemade pork rind perfection can easily be created in your own home and are a great way to up your fat and protein count on the Ketogenic diet!


Instructions

  1. Cut the pork skin into two or three manageable pieces and place in a large, heavy-bottomed pot.
  2. Cover with water and bring to a boil.
  3. Boil for roughly 90 minutes or until the skin is soft and pliable. (See note about using an instant pot)
  4. Drain and let the skin cool until cool enough to handle.
  5. Gently scrape any remaining fat from the underside of the skin, being careful not to tear it.
  6. Cut into one-inch pieces and place in a dehydrator or on a baking rack on a cookie sheet in a 200F oven overnight. The skin is dried with when dark in color and brittle.
  7. Heat a deep-sided pot with about 4 inches of oil to 380F-400F.
  8. Place one piece of skin at a time into the hot oil. It should immediately puff up becoming light and airy.
  9. Remove from the oil with tongs and sprinkle with salt for pure porky goodness.
  10. Repeat with the remaining pieces.

Notes

You can soften the skin quickly by using an instant pot. Place the pieces into an instant pot and cover with water. Follow the directions for your model to set for high pressure and 30 minutes. Naturally vent for 5 before releasing the rest of the steam. Continue with the steps above.