Keto Pork Belly Cracklins


These cracklins are a sinful keto snack. Beware if you like pork belly, these are addictive... I recommend cooking outdoors if at all possible. Please do not leave unattended.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
40 mins
Additional Time:
45 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 35 mins
3 pounds pork belly


  • 3 pounds skin-on pork belly

  • water

  • 4 tablespoons Cajun seasoning, divided


  1. Place pork belly in the freezer until partially frozen, about 45 minutes; this will make cubing easier.

  2. Cut pork belly into 3/4-inch cubes.

  3. Fill a 5-quart cast iron pot 1/4 of the way with water. Add 1 teaspoon Cajun seasoning and bring water to a roaring boil. Add pork belly cubes. Cook until all of the water evaporates and fat renders from the pork, about 20 minutes. Cover pot once fat starts to sizzle and pop; cook and stir until cracklins are golden brown and crisp, about 15 minutes.

  4. Drain cracklins on paper towels. Season with remaining Cajun seasoning.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

209 Calories
16g Fat
2g Carbs
14g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 209
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 16g 20%
Saturated Fat 5g 26%
Cholesterol 41mg 14%
Sodium 1340mg 58%
Total Carbohydrate 2g 1%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Protein 14g
Calcium 5mg 0%
Iron 1mg 3%
Potassium 241mg 5%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.