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Gratons (Cracklings)

Prep Time

15 minutes

Cook Time

20 minutes

Servings

10-15 people

Louisiana’s version of a potato chip, cracklings are great to put out as a snack for all the kids to munch on.

Gratons (Cracklings)

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Ingredients

  • 3 Pounds Pork Skins (with Fat)

  • 2 Tablespoons Baking Soda

  • 3 Cups Water

  • Tony’s Original Creole Seasoning, to Taste

  • Clear

Directions

  1. Cut pork skins into 1-inch squares.
  2. Place in a heavy pot.
  3. Start cooking on medium heat.
  4. When the cracklings get hot, add a little water and baking soda so they don’t stick.
  5. Stir constantly; repeat water process to keep them from sticking.
  6. Stop adding water when the cracklings begin to fry in about 1 inch of their own fat.
  7. Stir often until cracklings are crispy and brown.
  8. Drain on absorbent paper and add Tony’s Original Creole Seasoning generously.

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