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Homemade Pork Rind Chips

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These super crunchy pork rind chips are great for snacking! They're salty, delicious, and zero carb!

Homemade Pork Rind Chips - a crunchy, salty, and crispy zero carb snack!

 

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So this recipe took me a little while to figure out. I was trying to make light and puffy chicharrones – but without deep frying. After trying various methods (everything  from low and slow in the oven to hot and fast!), I figured that it wasn't possible. What you could make, however, are deliciously salty and crunchy chips that are perfect for dipping or just to enjoy as a zero carb snack!

Sourcing the raw pork skin wasn't especially easy, but after making a few phone calls to nearby butchers, I now have a source. 

The final version is adapted from a British recipe for how to make “pork scratchings“. If you'd like to try a more traditional recipe, check out these homemade chicharrones from All Day I Dream About Food.

How to Make Homemade Pork Rind Chips

Sprinkle the pork skin with salt and leave for 20 minutes. Yes, I know it looks weird but, well – it is what it is!

Homemade Pork Rind Chips - a crunchy, salty, and crispy zero carb snack!

Pat dry with paper towels and use kitchen shears or a sharp knife to cut the skin into strips.

Homemade Pork Rind Chips - a crunchy, salty, and crispy zero carb snack!

Place the strips onto a baking sheet lined with a silicone mat, and put a second silicone mat on top. Then place a second baking sheet on top to help weigh everything down. 

Roast in a preheated oven for 25 minutes until crispy.

Homemade Pork Rind Chips - a crunchy, salty, and crispy zero carb snack!

If you like, you can quickly shallow fry them in a little olive oil for a few minutes, turning frequently. This will make them puff up a little! 

Pat dry with paper towels then season with salt and either serve warm, or leave to cool and store in an airtight container.

Homemade Pork Rind Chips - a crunchy, salty, and crispy zero carb snack!

These zero carb chips are great for dipping! They'd be perfect with my creamy guacamole or my poblano and artichoke dip!

Homemade Pork Rind Chips - a crunchy, salty, and crispy zero carb snack!

Check out my guide to Carb Free Chips!

Homemade Pork Rind Chips

Homemade Pork Rind Chips

Yield: Approx 2 cups
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes

These super crunchy pork rind chips are great for snacking! They're salty, delicious, and zero carb!

Ingredients

  • 12 oz raw pork skin
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 2 tbs olive oil, optional

Instructions

  1. Sprinkle the pork skin with salt and leave for 20 minutes.
  2. Preheat the oven to 400F (200C).
  3. Pat dry with paper towels and use kitchen shears or a sharp knife to cut the skin into strips.
  4. Place the strips onto a baking sheet lined with a silicone mat, and put a second silicone mat on top. Then place a second baking sheet on top to help weigh everything down. 
  5. Roast for 25 minutes until crispy.
  6. If you like, you can quickly shallow fry them in a little olive oil for a few minutes, turning frequently. This will make them puff up a little! 
  7. Pat dry with paper towels, season with a little more salt and either serve warm, or leave to cool and store in an airtight container.

Notes

Zero carb recipe.

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Nutrition Information
Yield 4 Serving Size Quarter of the recipe
Amount Per Serving Calories 472Total Fat 40gSodium 279mgCarbohydrates 0gFiber 0gSugar 0gProtein 24g

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