Fried Pork Skins aka Chicharron
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- the skin from one pork belly
- oil for frying
- seal salt or other seasonings of your choice
1Put the skin on the chopping board with the fat side up, try to remove all the fat you can, cut the clean skin into strips about 1/2 x 1 1/2.
2Cook the strips in boiling water for 10 min and then strain, let them cool a bit.
3Spread them in a single layer in a dehydrator or on a rack in an oven at 125F for at least 12 hrs or until dried (it should be hard). OR us your smoker. :)
At this point you can cook immediately or save for another time.
4Prepare a pot with oil at 350F
5Add the dried skins, they will puff very fast so be ready with a slotted spoon and a plate to drain them on. Remove from the oil and place them on paper to drain.
6Sprinkle with sea salt, bbq seasonings, your favorite rub, herbs, whatever.