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Homemade pork scratchings

Published: July 15, 2015 at 4:20 pm
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  • Preparation and cooking time
    • Total time
    • + overnight
  • 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.

Nutrition:
NutrientUnit
kcal69
fat5g
protein5.8g
salt0.9g
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Ingredients

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

Method

  • 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.

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