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