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Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Chicharróns

Maybe one of my favorite things. :)



I had some pork skin in the freezer, (this was from my butcher, not one of my pigs) decided it was time to fry them up. :)



first I boiled the skins in water for 45 minutes to remove most of the fat and any meat...



used a spoon to scrape off any extra fat. I wanted these to be skin only, not like cracklins.



then I let the skins dry overnight in the oven, set on it's lowest setting.





broke them into smaller pieces. (they puff up when fried)

I ended up with about a sandwich baggie full...



heated the oil..



these cooked fast, I could only handle two or three at a time....









they kept me too busy to take pics. lol
the little sandwich baggie full filled the whole tray... I did salt them after frying.







Supper..... a big crisp chicharron ...




sprinkled with SM season all...



then drizzled with Cholula Chili Lime hot sauce...




They were sooooo tasty.  I will definitely make these again soon! :)

10 comments:

Sunnybrook Farm said...

Oh yea those are good, people cook them in large pots at festivals, usually in the fall. Good light crisp munchies, better than chips.

David said...

Looks delicious, but for dinner? looks more like a snack!

panthers76 said...

You found the way to my heart Jeanie. Nothing better than crispy pork skin/fat. Give me a beer and it is nirvana.

Thanks for the pics. Now I have to go buy some...

Bill

Sid said...

Interesting! Store bought always seem tough or chewy? Don't know. Your's look like they're light and crispy. I'll have to check with are local butcher. Couldn't get cheek meat, maybe pork skin. Maybe I need to move to a more civilized part of the country. :)

cowgirl said...

Thanks Sunnybrook! I agree with ya, lots better than chips. :)
Hope you are having a great weekend!

cowgirl said...

lol David thanks! Sometimes my dinners are pretty strange. :)
Good to see ya. :)

cowgirl said...

Bill thanks!! I feel the same way. A cold beer and chicharrones and I am happy. :)

cowgirl said...

lol Chris.. I've never thought of my area as being civilized.. Thanks for the smile. :)
Hope you have great luck finding the skins. Maybe you should think about raising a few pigs. :)
Thanks Chris!

Phrasty said...

OMG, I'm steaming this from you. I've always wanted to know the process and never did. Thanks a lot Jeanie!! :) Have the same outdoor stove btw! :)

Cheers,
Phrasty.

cowgirl said...

Hey Phrasty! Good to see ya. :)
I'm still thinking about your roof-top star gazing cigar sessions. lol Sounds like a great way to spend the evening!

Thanks for stopping by. :)