Crispy Pork Cracklings Recipe

Danish Crispy Pork Cracklings 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.

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Active: 10 mins
Total: 60 mins
Serves: 8 to 10 servings

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

  • 1/3 cup kosher salt


  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. 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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Nutrition Facts (per serving)
231 Calories
13g Fat
2g Carbs
24g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 8 to 10
Amount per serving
Calories 231
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 13g 17%
Saturated Fat 5g 23%
Cholesterol 39mg 13%
Sodium 684mg 30%
Total Carbohydrate 2g 1%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Total Sugars 0g
Protein 24g
Vitamin C 0mg 1%
Calcium 15mg 1%
Iron 1mg 3%
Potassium 88mg 2%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)