Crispy Pork Cracklings

Danish Crispy Pork Cracklings [Photograph: Mads Damgaard]

Making crispy pork cracklings yourself actually isn't that difficult. You just need some pork rind cut into 1/5-inch slices, some salt, a hot oven, and your heart doctor on speed dial.

Crispy Pork Cracklings

About This Recipe

Yield:8 to 10
Active time:10 minutes
Total time:1 hour
This recipe appears in: Scandinavian Street Food: Danish Crispy Pork Cracklings


  • 1 whole rind from a pork shoulder or belly (about 1 1/2 pounds), cut in to 1/5 inch slices
  • 1/3 cup of kosher salt


  1. 1

    Toss the pork rind slices in some salted boiling water and boil for one minute. Remove, strain, rinse in cold water, and let drip off.

  2. 2

    Mix slices with generous amount of salt and spread out evenly on sheet pan. Roast in a 400°F oven until crispy, 25 to 35 minutes (turn cracklings occasionally to cook evenly). Drain and cool on paper towels and serve.


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