How to Make Homemade Chicharrón de Cerdo

Updated on August 1, 2019
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How to make chicharrón de cerdo with homemade spicy soy-vinegar dip
How to make chicharrón de cerdo with homemade spicy soy-vinegar dip | Source

Chicharrón de cerdo is a Spanish dish that is made with fried pork rinds or fried pork belly. Typically served as an appetizer or snack, you can enjoy it with different dips; I like to serve mine with homemade spicy soy-vinegar dip. This recipe is simple and easy to follow.

Ingredients for chicharrón de cerdo
Ingredients for chicharrón de cerdo | Source


  • 1 1/2 cup water
  • 300 grams pork skin with fat
  • 1 tablespoon salt
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Utensils for Preparing the DishUtensils for Cooking Homemade Chicharron de Cerdo
Utensils for Preparing the Dish
Utensils for Preparing the Dish | Source
Utensils for Cooking Homemade Chicharron de Cerdo
Utensils for Cooking Homemade Chicharron de Cerdo | Source


For Preparing the Ingredients:

  • 2 medium bowls
  • 1 small bowl
  • Measuring cups
  • Measuring spoons

For Cooking the Dish:

  • Pot
  • Cooking spoon
  • Strainer spoon

Crispy Fried Chicken Skin and Chicharon Step-by-Step Procedure

Cook Time

Prep time: 3 min
Cook time: 20 min
Ready in: 23 min
Yields: 2


  1. Add pork skin in a stock pot with water and salt.
  2. Cook the pork until tender and no more water remains in the pot.
  3. Let the natural oil of the pork fry itself. Cook until golden brown or crispy.
  4. Serve it with a dip.

Finished Product

Homemade chicharrón de cerdo
Homemade chicharrón de cerdo | Source

Tips and Techniques

  1. Use a pot with a cover to avoid any oil splatters.
  2. Cook pork skin with enough water to ensure tenderness. Cooking time may vary depending on the quality of the meat.
  3. You can save the remaining pork oil to add a meaty taste to any dish. It's great for fried rice or stir-fry, for example.
  4. Serve this dish with a cold beer!
  5. Try chicharrón piel de pollo for chicken version.

Questions & Answers

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      • dredcuan profile imageAUTHOR

        Travel Chef 

        17 months ago from California


        Yes, it's really a wonderful snack that you can enjoy with any drink. You must try it!

      • ChitrangadaSharan profile image

        Chitrangada Sharan 

        17 months ago from New Delhi, India

        Sounds delicious and interesting! Would love to try it.

        Thanks for sharing this recipe, with detailed instructions.

      • dredcuan profile imageAUTHOR

        Travel Chef 

        17 months ago from California

        Hi Liz,

        It is something that you will truly love. You will definitely enjoy it. But need to be careful because it can increase ones cholesterol level.

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        Liz Westwood 

        17 months ago from UK

        This looks like a great tapas dish.

      • dredcuan profile imageAUTHOR

        Travel Chef 

        17 months ago from California

        Hi Mary,

        Me too! I love adding chicharron in any dish as well as a meat replacement.

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        Mary Norton 

        17 months ago from Ontario, Canada

        I love eating chicharron so thank you for this recipe.


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