Cracklins/pork skins anyone?

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Good Afternoon folks from rainy Pennsylvania. Was watching rerun of "dirty jobs" where they were making cracklings down I believe in Louisiana. Pretty interesting to a dumb mechanic like me. Anyone else here like this treat beside my southern friends? Thanks in advance
 
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I grew up familiar with cracklins as a byproduct of making home-made lard the old-fashioned way in Kentucky. I didn't approve of them even when I was 10, but relatives did. Old-timers would also boil sow-belly (skin) with their dried beans for "seasoning." Yuck!
 

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Originally Posted by BAJA_05
NO THANKS!!!! If you like them -- good for you Wilbur!!! Lol
I tried some homemade ones once in North Carolina. They are a acuired taste I'll say
 

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Originally Posted by kstanf150
Love em ! Everybody needs some fried hog fat !!! Great way to get your vitamin G / grease !!👍
That's true
 
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Originally Posted by 53' Stude
Good Afternoon folks from rainy Pennsylvania. Was watching rerun of "dirty jobs" where they were making cracklings down I believe in Louisiana. Pretty interesting to a dumb mechanic like me. Anyone else here like this treat beside my southern friends? Thanks in advance
When we butcher a pig we get a huge black cast iron pot to cook the pig skin in -AKA-Cracklins. We then spread them out on a 4X8 piece of plywood, salt them, and eat. We don't eat them all. We bag them up and pass them around. C'est Si Bon, Mon Sha'!
 
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Originally Posted by BlueOvalFitter
Originally Posted by 53' Stude
Good Afternoon folks from rainy Pennsylvania. Was watching rerun of "dirty jobs" where they were making cracklings down I believe in Louisiana. Pretty interesting to a dumb mechanic like me. Anyone else here like this treat beside my southern friends? Thanks in advance
When we butcher a pig we get a huge black cast iron pot to cook the pig skin in -AKA-Cracklins. We then spread them out on a 4X8 piece of plywood, salt them, and eat. We don't eat them all. We bag them up and pass them around. C'est Si Bon, Mon Sha'!
Wash em down with a cold beer makes em even better🍺
 
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