Homemade pork scratchings

  • serves 6 as a snack

The ultimate bar snack is much easier to make than you think. Create your own super-crunchy pork scratchings then serve with a sprinkle of smoky paprika or celery salt for extra flavour.



  • pork belly skin 200g piece, scored (ask your butcher)
  • table salt
  • white wine vinegar 2 tsp
  • sea salt, paprika or celery salt to serve


  • Step 1

    Lightly salt the skin then put it on a rack over a dish and leave uncovered in the fridge overnight.

  • Step 2

    The next day, wipe the skin with kitchen paper and rub all over with vinegar. Cut into strips.

  • Step 3

    Heat the oven to 140C/fan 120C/gas 1. Arrange the pork on a clean rack over a roasting tray. Cook for 1 hour, draining off the fat now and again. Turn the oven up to 200C/fan 180C/gas 6 and keep cooking until golden brown, crisp and starting to bubble. Toss with sea salt and any other seasonings before serving.

Nutritional Information

  • Kcals 69
  • Fat 5g
  • Protein 5.8g
  • Salt 0.9g