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pork rind appreciation thread

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posted on Dec, 27 2007 @ 08:41 AM
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here it is.
nothing like hot n spicy pork rinds for breakfast right now..

who else loves this great fried pork fat snack?




posted on Dec, 27 2007 @ 07:46 PM
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I'll admit pork rind is delicious! (Please forgive me. I couldn't help myself, Wilbur - Zukerman's famous pig from Charlotte's Web)!


Pork rind is much tastier when dipped in vinegar, BTW. It sure does make a great snack. Crunch! Crunch! Crunch!



posted on Dec, 27 2007 @ 09:17 PM
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Pork rinds are very tasty and low in calories. The main problem is the sodium content.

They were one of my favorite munchie foods until I had to stop using or eating any salt. That was indeed a sad day.

I am hoping someday to find low sodium pork rinds.

Long live pork rinds.



posted on Dec, 27 2007 @ 09:20 PM
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I am rather partial to a good BBQ pork rind, but many of the store brands just taste TOO much like MSG.



posted on Dec, 27 2007 @ 09:20 PM
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Allow me to introduce you to the REAL porkrind:

If you're lucky enough where there's a heavy Spanish/Mexican population, any supermarket will have "pig skins"

Buy yourself a slab, its cheap, and cut it up into little cubes. Add a little salt and pepper and put them in a large frying pan. The heat should be on medium. Let them cook and stirr them often, until lightly gold. Take them out of the grease they made immediatly! Let them cool off.

Now heat that very fat to a very hot state, and throw them in again for just a few seconds! Take them out at once and place them in paper towels.

Putting them in the grease for the second time is what gives them that crunch and makes them puff up!!!!!

Enjoy!!!



posted on Dec, 27 2007 @ 09:24 PM
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Hey! I may DO that.
Many Thanks!



posted on Dec, 28 2007 @ 02:57 AM
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DG,

i assume it comes out like the delicious crackling you get on a good pork roast?



posted on Dec, 28 2007 @ 04:54 AM
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Yes!!!

Only better, if you can beleive that! I've been around pork rinds all my life and its nice they have them in bags, but they cant compare to the real ones. They are called "Chicharrones"

Speaking of the crakling on a roast, when you cook the pork shoulder make sure the fat is always up ^ never flip it over. This will baste the pork and also give you the most fabulous crunch to die for.


I also have an incredible recipe for pigs feet but its not the subject here. Its one of the benefits of being Spanish. ( i've tried for years to get my kids, husband and family to eat it but they wont)


[edit on 28-12-2007 by dgtempe]



posted on Dec, 28 2007 @ 06:31 AM
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ill pass on the pigs feet, chicken feet, pig brains, entrails etc.



[edit on 28/12/07 by Obliv_au]



posted on Dec, 28 2007 @ 07:32 AM
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Pork rinds..........BLECHHHHHHHHHHH! I can't even stand the smell of em!

Maybe it is because I keep kosher and consume no pork products at all!

My friend keeps a small grocery store and gives me bags of them when they go just off of date. My dogs get them for treats every now and then.

Somehow fat fried in fat seems like the grossest thing ever to eat!



posted on Dec, 28 2007 @ 08:15 AM
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A little off topic, but... Pigs don't have feet they have trotters. As in "Get your dirty trotters off my table!"

Or "Has anyone seen my trotter slippers?"

Trotters - a much under used word, such a shame.

I've eaten both pork rinds and pig trotters, both are lovely chow. Mind you in Hong Kong they eat anything with legs... Apart from the chairs and tables!! Boom Boom...

MonKey




posted on Dec, 28 2007 @ 12:00 PM
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Originally posted by dgtempe
Allow me to introduce you to the REAL porkrind:


I know what you're talking about. These are yummy! When I visited my cuban friend in Arizona we had these, and they came with some hot sauce for dipping. I'm sure they aren't very good for you, but I think pork rinds are delicious



posted on Dec, 28 2007 @ 06:19 PM
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my dogs LOVE pig trotters and dried pigs ears.

they go nuts for em



posted on Dec, 28 2007 @ 06:55 PM
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Your dogs have very good taste, unlike you.


Its not something you would chow down everyday, but its something that is definatly good and tasty once in awhile.



posted on Dec, 28 2007 @ 06:57 PM
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A man of good taste! Now, i cook them in a stew (ze trotters) and its to die for!!! Its sweet and sour and better than sex or even chocolate!!!



posted on Dec, 28 2007 @ 07:58 PM
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You are correct when it comes to my dogs loving them! They only get them once in a while do to the sodium content. The vet gave me a good verbal lashing when I told her they were getting them as treats. She told me, they can kill a human, why do you want to give them to your dogs?

Dogs will eat just about anything, ya know!




[edit on 28-12-2007 by Enthralled Fan]



posted on Dec, 28 2007 @ 09:12 PM
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lol, thats odd.

my vet sells the trotters/ears sometimes.



posted on Dec, 28 2007 @ 10:33 PM
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Oh yeah, my vet sells those leathery ear thingy's too, sort of like jerkey. I guess they are made for a dog, though. (don't even get me started on jerkey!)

That other stuff, pork rinds? It's a slab of fat with a thin strip of maybe something resembling meat, deep fried in fat, taken out of the fat to rest a few minutes, dropped back into the fat some more, then caked in salt.

Really, I have to quit givning those to my dogs. Just the thought is making me want to upchuck!



posted on Dec, 29 2007 @ 05:45 PM
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The skins aren't 'fat'.
And after they cook them so long, they're not greasy AT ALL.
They're also high in protein.

A lady at work eats pickled pigs feet.
Haven't tried them.

[edit on 29-12-2007 by Clearskies]



posted on Dec, 29 2007 @ 07:18 PM
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yeah its like a stiff piece of leather, or sometimes i think they feel like thin, hard plastic.

the dogs get them when i make home made jerky.
oh man, home made jerky is the ultimate!

DIY beef jerky thread



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