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What to do with the skin on a picnic pork, if anything?

coll Jun 23, 2012 12:37 PM

I buy picnic pork shoulders a few times a year when they're on sale, to make a batch of my own verison of pernil/carnita/pulled pork (although braised). Anyway I had a little more time than usual today, and stripped off the skin and attached fat in one nice, picture perfect, piece. Now what? I'm guessing fry it for an app........or should I have thrown it in the pot?

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    benbenberi Jun 23, 2012 12:50 PM

    Mmmm.... chicharrones!

    http://www.seriouseats.com/recipes/20...

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    1. re: benbenberi
      coll Jun 23, 2012 12:57 PM

      Oh this is good, I might just save this piece of skin and fat until I have foodie company in the near future! Love the idea of rendering the fat and cooking the skin at the same time.

    2. coll Jun 23, 2012 12:40 PM

      Note to self, here is an earlier thread with some good ideas. But any comments or additions appreciated.
      http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/809983

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