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How to Cook Pork Chicharon

How to Cook Pork Chicharon

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Pork Chicharon or Chicharong Baboy is a famous crackling in the Philippines. It has many variations too. It became famous in the United States because of its crispy texture and taste combined with the sour and spicy dip. The Filipinos have many ways how to make chicharon.

1 kilo of pork skin
Oil for deep-frying
1 tablespoon of fine salt
1/2 teaspoon of monosodium glutamate
1 tablespoon of pepper powder
your favorite vinegar dip

1. In a pressure cooker, boil water.
2. Add the pork skin and simmer for 30 minutes.
3. Remove the pork skin from the water and slice into 1/2" x 1/2" cubes.
4. In a screen, dry the porl skin under the sun until firm.
5. In a deep pan, pour-in enough oil to cover the pork skin for deep-frying.
6. Heat the oil at 190 degrees Celcius.
7. Pour-in the sliced skin pork little by little. Fry until it puffs up and become crispy.
8. Roll over the paper towel to remove excess oil.
9. Put in a bowl, scatter salt, pepper and monosodium glutamate over it.
10. And serve with your favorite vinegar dip.

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