Food is a source of happiness. And nothing beats the yummy pork chicharron. It is easy to prepare and you don’t have to do much if you are baking.
You can serve this dish with arroz moro, and arroz de coco as side dishes and for dessert, you can try Coquito tres leches. I love to have my chicharron with yellow rice which brings out more flavor to the whole dish.
Let us now look at the chicharron recipe which you can very easily at home.
How to Make Chicharrones Recipe
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 45 minutes
1 lb of raw pork skin
Olive oil cooking spray
1 teaspoon of salt or to taste
Start by preheating the oven to 325 degrees. Place parchment paper on a rimmed baking sheet.
If you couldn’t buy just the skin then you have to cut off the skin.
After cutting the skin make square pieces using a very sharp knife. Be careful when doing this stage.
Carefully cut off the skin from the pork meat.
Now we are ready to place the square pork on the baking sheet. Make sure you place them skin-side up. Keep them apart making sure they are not touching each other.
Spray the pork with olive oil.
Sprinkle them with salt and if you want you can add additional spices to get more flavor. I like to keep it simple so I only season it with salt.
Time to put the pork in the oven. Bake the skins until it’s crispy and crunch which will take around 1 and half hours to 2 hours. Keeping an eye on the pork skins is a good idea so that they don’t burn.
After taking it out of the oven, let it rest for 10 minutes before wolfing them down.
You are now ready to serve the yummy pork chicharrón at home if you follow these simple and easy steps.
As a dipping, you can serve the chicharrón with Guacamole and elevate this simple dish to a new height.
- If you have any leftover pork belly skin then you can store them in an airtight container and keep them for up to 5 days.
- You would need to take out the container 30 minutes before consuming it.
- Don’t try to bake them faster by raising the temperature and keeping them in the oven for less time. This is not a good idea as you want the pork to cook thoroughly so used the timing provided here.
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What are pork rinds made up of?
Pork rinds are made up of pork skins. In this recipe, I have used pork skins that have a little bit of fat on them which gives it a different flavor.
Where to buy pork skin?
You can buy pork skins from a Hispanic store near you if you cannot find them in your local store. I sometimes buy pork belly and cut off the skin from there if I cannot find any pork skins.
Serving: 0.25recipe, Calories: 152kcal, Protein: 17g, Fat: 9g, Sodium: 515mg.
If you are looking for a low carb easy-to-make crispy delicious appetizer dish then look no further. You are in the right place as I have shared with you how to make yummy pork chicharrón at home.
When you properly go through this article you will be an expert at cooking this scrumptious dish in no time. Hope you find this article helpful and informative. Best of luck and have a great day.