Best Stop Cracklin

Total Time:
3 hr 35 min
Prep:
1 hr 25 min
Inactive:
40 min
Cook:
1 hr 30 min

Yield:
about 7 pounds
Level:
Intermediate

Ingredients
  • Oil, such as canola oil, hog lard or vegetable oil, for frying
  • 15 pounds pork belly, cut into 1-inch squares
  • Cajun seasoning, such as Best Stop Cajun Seasoning, for sprinkling
Directions
  • Fill a cast-iron pot halfway with oil and heat over medium heat until the oil reaches 350 degrees F.

  • Add the pork belly to the oil and cook, stirring constantly, until golden brown and the skins begin to float, crack and pop, about 1 hour. Drain on a sheet tray lined with paper towel and allow to cool for 30 minutes.

  • Again, heat the oil to 350 degrees F and fry a second time, stirring occasionally, until the cracklings are crisp and golden, 10 to 12 minutes. Drain on a sheet tray lined with paper towel. Sprinkle liberally with Cajun seasoning. Allow to cool slightly and serve.

This recipe was provided by a chef, restaurant or culinary professional and makes a large quantity. The Food Network Kitchens have not tested it for home use and therefore cannot make any representation as to the results.


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