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The Best Low Carb Uses for Pork Rinds

Here are the best low carb uses for pork rinds! Find out how to enjoy this zero carb ingredient as a snack, as breading, as topping – and more!
The Best Low Carb Uses for Pork Rinds - coating, topping, and snacking!


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I first featured pork rinds on this blog as a no-prep snack. They are zero carb, tasty, and can easily be found in grocery stores and gas stations. But I soon realized how useful these pork rinds could be. I could keep them whole but advance them into more interesting low carb snacks, or crush them up to use as either topping for a bake or casserole, or to coat anything from asparagus to bacon to pork tenderloin.

16 Low Carb Uses for Pork Rinds - coating, topping, and snacking!

There are three main types to buy: ready crushed into breadcrumbs, ready to eat, and cook in the microwave. I'll admit that I've never tried the ready-crushed style because the price usually seems too high, and I'm quite happy to crush them myself. For the ready to eat kind, there are several brands available, from gas station basics to gourmet “pork clouds”. Most of these products are very good. However, I would advise you to check the nutritional data for any flavor variations other than plain – manufacturers often start to add in sugar at this point which raises the carb count. I came up with my own BBQ Pork Rind recipe because of this!

These Microwave Pork Rinds are very good indeed – cooking them “fresh” really enhances the flavor and texture. But it would be a waste to then crush these into crumbs – they are way better when you eat them hot as a snack!

Oh and here's a top tip if you need crushed pork rinds for a recipe, I absolutely love these seasoned pork rind crumbs – they are SO convenient!

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This collection of recipes includes coating, topping, snacking and even a pizza crust – all made with pork rinds! So enjoy the versatility of this zero carb food, and check out these fantastic recipes!

The Best Low Carb Uses for Pork Rinds

Low Carb Uses for Pork Rinds

 

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Do you have a low carb use for pork rinds that I've not mentioned here? Leave a comment and let me know!

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Janet

Wednesday 31st of July 2019

Grandma DC on YouTube has a super zero carb bread made with pork rinds, eggs and whey protein powder. I made it yesterday. Wow. I’m making a larger loaf as soon as my silicone bread pan arrives. Can make buns too.

Theresa

Wednesday 20th of June 2018

I love anything heated and smothered in cheddar cheese, and dip in sour cream or cream cheese! Pork skins are no different. Also delucious, smother pork skins in hot sause and heat in cooker oven. Dip in sour cream. Yum, yum!

Georgina

Wednesday 20th of June 2018

Agreed!!!

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Wednesday 23rd of May 2018

[…] as a secret ingredient and Georgina from Step Away From The Carbs has published a whole roundup of pork rind recipes on her […]

alice bruns

Friday 12th of January 2018

I love pork rinds I plan try each of these dishes how many rinds are you allowed a day and still lose weight

Georgina

Friday 12th of January 2018

I'm afraid that there's no easy answer to that - it depends on which weight loss program you are following!

Patricia

Monday 21st of August 2017

I LOVE pork rinds! But, one of the things that I miss the most about avoiding carbs is potato chips with Green Chile Chip Dip. (I live in New Mexico! We want chile with everything. And chile is spelled with an "e" on the end in New Mexico.)

Anyway, a few years back I discovered that I could satisfy that by eating the chip dip with pork rinds! I'm particularly fond of the Green Chile Dip but have also eaten french onion and other dips with pork rinds. It really does satisfy my craving for potato chips!

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