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.

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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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

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

  • 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.

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

Nutrition Facts

208.9 calories; 14.1 g protein; 1.7 g carbohydrates; 41.2 mg cholesterol; 1339.5 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (4)

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Rating: 4 stars
04/13/2020
Pretty simple directions. Cooked in a dutch oven on a gas grill. Took much longer for water to boil out. Have to check often when it gets down to cooking in fat. Delish! Read More

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
10/27/2018
Followed the recipe exactly. They came out like rocks - I was sincerely concerned those eating would break a tooth. I should've known that boiling them before rendering would leach out all the moisture but followed along nonetheless. Pork belly is my spouse's favorite meat and he had two bites and stopped eating. Complete waste of 15 meat. Read More
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  • 5 star values: 2
  • 4 star values: 1
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  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 4 stars
04/13/2020
Pretty simple directions. Cooked in a dutch oven on a gas grill. Took much longer for water to boil out. Have to check often when it gets down to cooking in fat. Delish! Read More
Rating: 1 stars
10/27/2018
Followed the recipe exactly. They came out like rocks - I was sincerely concerned those eating would break a tooth. I should've known that boiling them before rendering would leach out all the moisture but followed along nonetheless. Pork belly is my spouse's favorite meat and he had two bites and stopped eating. Complete waste of 15 meat. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
01/05/2019
Made this recipe i cooked mine for 4 hours on the stove top made all the difference delicious Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/30/2020
Delicious, crunchie, flavourful Read More
Rating: 4 stars
04/13/2020
Pretty simple directions. Cooked in a dutch oven on a gas grill. Took much longer for water to boil out. Have to check often when it gets down to cooking in fat. Delish! Read More