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

What is Chicharrón?

What is Chicharrón?

Chicharrón is a type of food originated in Spain, and from there, it became traditional also in many of its former colonies, including Mexico, some Central and South American countries, as well as The Philippines (chicharon).   Preparation of chicharrón usually involves cooking pieces of fatty meat and/or skin until they are very crisp, mostly pork, although there are some variations with mutton, beef, chicken, and even dried sheets of wheat dough. Recipes for chicharrón vary greatly from country to country, and even from region to region within one country, as is the case in Mexico ... click on title for more