Homemade Pressed Pork Cracklings – Chicharrón prensado casero

Homemade Pressed Pork Cracklings – Chicharrón prensado casero

Chicharrón prensado is made from the bits left behind after frying large batches of pork meat and rinds (such as carnitas or chicharrón).  The leftover bits are collected from the bottom of the pot, and pressed into perforated moulds, to compact the bits of meat, fat and skin into a block, and squeeze some of the melted fat out.   In Mexico and some parts of the USA, it is possible to buy chicharrón prensado, but I have never seen it here in Canada ... click on title for more

Chicharrones Norteños – Northern Style Chicharrones

Chicharrones Norteños – Northern Style Chicharrones

This snack, prepared from pork belly (barriga de cerdo), is known as chicharrones tradicionales (traditional) in Spain, and they are popular in some Latin American countries, such as Colombia and Cuba.  In Mexico, this type of chicharrón has been a staple in its northern states for a long time, particularly Nuevo León, and more recently, it is being embraced nationwide ... click on title for more