How to Make Homemade Chicharrón de Cerdo (Fried Pork Skins)

Updated on March 28, 2020
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Discover how to make chicharrón de cerdo with homemade spicy soy-vinegar dip.
Discover 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. It's typically served as an appetizer or snack, and 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.

Cook Time

Prep time: 3 min
Cook time: 20 min
Ready in: 23 min
Yields: 2
The ingredients for chicharrón de cerdo are very simple.
The ingredients for chicharrón de cerdo are very simple. | Source

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 300 grams pork skin with fat
  • 1 tablespoon salt
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You'll need these utensils while preparing the dish.A pot, cooking spoon, and strainer are needed to cook the dish.
You'll need these utensils while preparing the dish.
You'll need these utensils while preparing the dish. | Source
A pot, cooking spoon, and strainer are needed to cook the dish.
A pot, cooking spoon, and strainer are needed to cook the dish. | Source

Utensils:

For Preparing the Ingredients:

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

For Cooking the Dish:

  • Pot
  • Cooking spoon
  • Strainer spoon

Instructions

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

Step-by-Step Video

Tips and Techniques

  1. Use a pot with a cover to avoid any oil splatters.
  2. Cook the pork skin with enough water to ensure tenderness. The 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 a chicken version.

The finished product: homemade chicharrón de cerdo.
The finished product: homemade chicharrón de cerdo. | Source

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    • dredcuan profile imageAUTHOR

      Travel Chef 

      24 months ago from Manila

      Hello,

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

    • ChitrangadaSharan profile image

      Chitrangada Sharan 

      24 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 

      24 months ago from Manila

      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 

      24 months ago from UK

      This looks like a great tapas dish.

    • dredcuan profile imageAUTHOR

      Travel Chef 

      24 months ago from Manila

      Hi Mary,

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

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      Mary Norton 

      24 months ago from Ontario, Canada

      I love eating chicharron so thank you for this recipe.

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