Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cooking Time: 35 minutes
Serves: 4
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Pork scratchings are pretty much little bites of pork crackling. The perfect snack to enjoy with ice cold craft beers made by unicorns in a cave filled with dragon glass or something like that…

I use this recipe often as my go-to cheat’s crackling when doing a pork roast of sorts. Because who doesn’t love extra crackling?


+- 200 g pork rind (ask your local butcher and make sure they were happy pigs), rinsed and dried well Applewood Smoked Salt
1 Tbs (15 ml) fennel seeds
Maple syrup for drizzling (or honey)

Preheat the oven to 220°C.
Cut the pork rind into +- 2cm strips and light score.
Season generously with smoked salt and fennel seeds.
Place onto a baking tray with a lip (make sure there is some space between each piece of rind to allow even roasting).
Roast for 15 minutes, give them a good shake, turn temperature down to 200°C and roast for a further 20 minutes or until crispy and golden (depending on thickness).
Remove from the roasting tray and place the scratchings on paper towel to absorb excess oil.
Serve immediately drizzled with maple syrup.

This recipe was developed for a while back, I couldn’t resist sharing it on my blog too.

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