Pork Sticks w/ Spicy Cumin Salt aka Pork Scratchings

Pork Sticks w/ Spicy Cumin Salt aka Pork Scratchings

Ingredients

1 kg pork skin with at least 1cm of fat underneath

1 tsp salt

Spice mix

3 tsp salt

1/2 tsp paprika

1/2 tsp cumin seeds

1/2 tsp fennel seeds

1/4 tsp caster sugar

Method

Pre heat the oven to 220°C / 430°F

Pat the skin dry and then slice into thin strips about 1.5cm wide. Score the strips – or score first and then cut the strips, whichever way works best for you.

Pork Sticks w/ Spicy Cumin Salt aka Pork Scratchings

Place on a cooling tray that is sitting over a tray with fairly high sides to catch the fat. Sprinkle with 1 tsp of salt.

Place in the hot oven and cook for about 25 minutes or till the skin has bubbled up and is crispy.

Be very careful when removing the pan out of the oven as it will have quite a bit of liquid fat in the base. Keep kids and animals out of the kitchen when doing so.

Pork Sticks w/ Spicy Cumin Salt aka Pork Scratchings

Make the Spicy Cumin Salt by dry roasting the fennel and cumin seeds and then slightly crushing them in a mortar. Mix in the paprika, salt and sugar and set aside.

Pork Sticks w/ Spicy Cumin Salt aka Pork Scratchings

Remove the pan from the oven and leave to cool.

Pork Sticks w/ Spicy Cumin Salt aka Pork Scratchings

Serve with the Spiced Cumin Salt mix and a beer.

Pork Sticks w/ Spicy Cumin Salt aka Pork Scratchings

Pork Sticks w/ Spicy Cumin Salt aka Pork Scratchings
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Recipe type: Finger Food
Cuisine: Snack
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Serves: 6
 
A deliciously moreish snack food that will be devoured in moments. Be sure to make lots of it.
Ingredients
  • 1 kg pork skin with at least 1cm of fat underneath
  • 1 tsp salt
Spice mix
  • 3 tsp salt
  • ½ tsp paprika
  • ½ tsp cumin seeds
  • ½ tsp fennel seeds
  • ¼ tsp caster sugar
Instructions
  1. Pre heat the oven to 220°C / 430°F
  2. Pat the skin dry and then slice into thin strips about 1.5cm wide. Score the strips – or score first and then cut the strips, whichever way works best for you.
  3. Place on a cooling tray that is sitting over a tray with fairly high sides to catch the fat. Sprinkle with 1 tsp of salt.
  4. Place in the hot oven and cook for about 25 minutes or till the skin has bubbled up and is crispy.
Be very careful when removing the pan out of the oven as it will have quite a bit of liquid fat in the base. Keep kids and animals out of the kitchen when doing so.
  1. Remove the pan from the oven and leave to cool.
  2. Make the Spicy Cumin Salt by dry roasting the fennel and cumin seeds and then slightly crushing them in a mortar. Mix in the paprika, salt and sugar and set aside.
  3. Serve with the Spiced Cumin Salt mix and a beer.

Post 7th Aug 2014

Pork Sticks w/ Spicy Cumin Salt aka Pork Scratchings are an incredibly moreish drinking snack that will have everyone wanting more. It really is impossible to walk pass a bowl of these crunchy, crispy pork sticks, especially when lightly dusted with the Spicy Cumin Salt.

These are a great starter to have with drinks, even a great snack to make for the movies as it stores well in sealed containers. If you just can’t wait till christmas for a pork crackling hit then here is your salvation.

Just remember that the pork skin does shrink alot from it’s original size, so when you are buying it buy what you think will be enough, then double it; trust me.

Happy crunching!  Blondie

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