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Cracklins (Deep-Fried Pork Belly)

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"Pork belly fried until crisp. Season with salt or Cajun seasoning immediately after frying so it will stick."
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11 m servings 488 cals
Original recipe yields 8 servings


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  1. Heat about 4 inches of oil in a deep-fryer or large saucepan to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Fry pork belly squares in batches until golden brown, about 5 minutes. Drain on paper towels.
  3. Heat about 4 inches of oil in another large saucepan to 425 degrees F (218 degrees C).
  4. Fry pork belly squares in batches a second time until skin "pops," 30 seconds to 1 minute. Drain on fresh paper towels.


  • Cook's Note:
  • These can be put in the refrigerator and reheated in the oven at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) until sizzling.
  • Editor's Note:
  • We have determined the nutritional value of oil for frying based on a retention value of 10% after cooking. Amount will vary depending on cooking time and temperature, ingredient density, and specific type of oil used.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 488 calories; 52.1 g fat; 0 g carbohydrates; 5.3 g protein; 41 mg cholesterol; 18 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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