Classic Chicharrones Recipe
Chicharrones are easy, crispy, and utterly delicious! They are great to make for a large crowd or even just as a snack! Either way, chicharrones never fail to disappoint.
Diced pork fat (thawed) - 3 lbs. (1x1 inch. cubes)
Chives or Green Onion (Optional)
Heat pan or wok to medium-high heat.
Place the diced pork fat into the pan.
Add a small amount of water to cook the pork & prevent fat from burning (a quarter inch. high in pan).
The water will start to evaporate, stir the pork frequently. .
As the fat renders, the pork will begin frying in its own fat. Keep stirring!
Stir the pork for about 45 mins. until the pork fat is crispy & golden.
Strain & remove pork fat from pan.
Add salt and other seasonings to liking while it's still hot!
Cook the pork fat for longer or shorter time to your desired amount of crispiness.
Once cooled, you can store & refrigerate the remaining fat from the pan in a glass jar for cooking!