Colombian-Style Fried Pork Belly (Chicharrón Colombiano)
- 3 pounds pork belly with meat washed and cut into pieces
- 1 teaspoon of baking powder
- ¼ teaspoon baking soda
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 2 cups water
Place the pork belly pieces, skin side down on a work surface and then make 1 ½ inch crosswise cuts on each piece, being careful not to cut through the skin.
Rub the pork belly strips with baking powder and baking soda and place in a medium saucepan. Add the water and salt. Cook over medium-low heat until the water evaporates.
When all the water is evaporated increase the heat to medium and cook the chicharrones for about 15 to 20 minutes or until they are golden and crispy.
Calories: 1175kcalCarbohydrates: 1gProtein: 21gFat: 120gSaturated Fat: 44gPolyunsaturated Fat: 13gMonounsaturated Fat: 56gCholesterol: 163mgSodium: 387mgPotassium: 420mgFiber: 1gVitamin A: 23IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 53mgIron: 1mg