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How to make pork scratchings

How to make pork scratchings

No one can resist a piece of freshly made pork crackling, but perfect crackling isn’t just for Sunday roasts – ask your butcher for a piece of pork skin and make these scratchings for a tasty snack or party nibble or to garnish any pork dish.

Ingredients

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1
Sprinkle the pork skin liberally with the salt and leave for 20 minutes
2
Preheat the oven to 220˚C
3
Brush the excess salt from the skin and pat dry
4
Cut the skin into 1cm strips
5
Place between 2 heavy baking trays lined with parchment paper and put in the oven with a weight on top
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Check the skin after 20 minutes, if it is not crisp, return to the oven
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Drain on kitchen towel and leave to cool
8
Store in an airtight container for up to 3 days

Variations

Try mixing the salt with spices, cayenne pepper or herbs for an extra flavour kick.

Richard Davies boils, dries and then deep-fries his pork skin for a lighter puffed-up texture.

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