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Pork Rinds

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$4.49 USD
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$5.99 USD
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$4.49 USD

Enjoy fresh microwave pork rinds anytime:   Ready in minutes using your Microwave, Oven, Air Fryer, or even deep fry them.  Benefits:  Gluten Free, Low Carbs, Less Fat, High Protein. 

All 2oz (small) Pork Puffies

Each package will make approximately 4 cups when puffed in your microwave. A snack food with less fat, less carbs, less calories and more natural protein than many other snacks such as potato chips and microwave popcorn.

Chef Piggy Tail's Original Microwave Pork Rinds are all natural, preservative free, gluten free and contains no MSG. Unlike traditional pork rinds that are fried in lard, Chef Piggy Tail's are a healthier, low carb snack alternative. Each 1/2 ounce serving offers an incredible 9 grams of protein, 0 carbs, 33% less sodium, 65% less fat and 40 less calories– definitely a delicious and satisfying snack to “squeal” about.

Our serving size is 1/2 ounce (about 1 cup when puffed). Empty package onto a paper plate. Spread the pellets so they won't stack up on top of each other. Consider your first batch to be a test batch. This is because microwave ovens cook at different rates. Start with a time of 2 minutes. (If you cook less than the whole package example ¼ cup will puff in 90 seconds in the microwave) If some of the pellets don't puff up all the way, or if a few burn, adjust the time up or down by ten or fifteen seconds. Let sit for about 30 seconds after cooking to achieve that crunchy taste. If you pop up more than you can eat, keep them in a zip lock bag for later. The microwave pellets should not be refrigerated and may be stored for 12 months at room temperature.

1 Pound bags of Pork Puffies

Chef Piggy Tail's Microwave Pork Rinds, 1 pound bag.  Julia's Pantry Microwave Pork Rinds can be oven baked, deep fried or air fried, too!

Each 16oz package of Chef Piggy Tail's Microwave BBQ Pork Rinds will make approximately 2 gallons (32 servings) when puffed in your microwave. 

Cook your own fresh pork rinds for a real treat - pork rinds are delicious while still warm. Our pork rinds  are a "Goodness Grows in North Carolina" product.  If you have been eating cooked and bagged pork rinds from a convenience or grocery store your pork rinds have probably spent 1/3 of their shelf life in the distribution system. Our microwave pork rinds have over a year shelf life - 3 times longer than fried pork skins.  Our microwave pork rinds should not be refrigerated or frozen.   

In addition, the traditional method of frying pork rinds adds significant fat to the product. Whether you microwave or bake them you are eating fresh pork rinds that have just been cooked and have 60% less fat than bagged puffed pork rinds. I personally like eating plain pork rinds and pouring a little hot sauce on each pork rind as I eat them. Microwave pork rinds also make an excellent zero carb "chip" for dips and salsa.

What folks are saying about our microwave BBQ pork rinds:

"Very tasty snack and low carb" Sharon F

"Delicious" Steve B 

Traditional pork rind snacks are deep-fried in lard and puffed into light, irregular curls, which are often seasoned with barbecue flavoring containing MSG.  Our microwave pork rinds and pork skins have less fat and calories than pork rinds cooked the traditional way. In fact pork rinds when prepared in the microwave, offer a healthier snack food alternative for individual seeking a low carb, higher protein snack. 

The best part of Julia's Pantry Microwave Pork Rinds is that cooking your own pork rinds means  they are fresh every time you eat them. 

Buy our microwave pork rinds for a delicious snack. Compare our ingredients and nutrition and you will see that we offer a healthier alternative in the pork rind market place. 

Recipes for Using BBQ Pork Rinds:

DIPS: Use pork rinds in place of chips when serving dips.  Each pork rind chip is low in carbs and packs a whopping 9 grams of protein in each cup you eat, perfect for our individuals on keto diets, paleo diets, diabetic diets, Atkins or low carb diets.

BREADING: This recipe hint is great if you are on a carbohydrate restriced diet. Just cook up several cups of microwave pork rinds, allow them to cool and then mash them up in a zip lock bag. To bread your meat or vegatable just place the item in the bag and shake to accummulate the breading on the meat. Bake of fry and you have added additional protein to your diet.

TOPPING:  Use crushed pieces of cooked microwave pork rinds to add crunch and zip to any casserole.  Simply prepare 2 cups of puffed pork rinds, cool and crush.  Sprinkle on top.

A healthier lower calorie snack with 65% Less Fat, 33% Less Sodium, 32 mg Less Cholesterol and 40 Less Calories per serving than traditional deep fried pork rinds.A tasty gluten free, late night snack with less fat, less carbs, less calories and more natural protein than many other salty snacks, such as potato chips and microwave popcorn.  65% Less Fat 33% Less Sodium 32 mg Less Cholesterol and 40 Less Calories per serving than traditional deep fried pork rinds.  

Julia's Southern Foods sources premium, all natural ingredients to craft our pork rind seasonings.  We DO NOT use preservatives, transf fats or MSG.  Our BBQ seasoning does contain a little brown sugar.  All of our products are made in small batches and packaged by hand to ensure each meets our high quality standards.  

How to Prepare Our Chef Piggy Tails Microwave BBQ Pork Rinds

Microwave Pork Rinds (Chicharrones):  NOTE:  Due to variance in microwave wattages and age, cooking times may vary.

Our serving size is 1 ounce (about a quarter of a cup or one small handful). Spread the pork rind pellets onto a paper plate. Because all microwave ovens cook at different rate, consider your first batch to be a test batch. Start with a time of a minute and a half. If some of the pellets don't puff up all the way or if a few burn adjust the time up or down by ten or fifteen seconds. (My 1000 watt microwave works best at 90 seconds.)  They don't make any noise as they puff up, but are magical to watch - fun entertainment.  Allow pork rinds to cool.  You will hear crackling as they cool.  If you have trouble achieving the desired result, try baking them.

Oven Baked Pork Rinds:

Preheat oven to 450 degrees.  Spread pork rind pellets on a baking sheet.  Bake for 5-10 minutes or until rinds puff.  Remove from oven and allow to cool slightly.  Very crispy!  Enjoy with your favorite dip.

Fried Pork Rinds:

Heat oil (lard vegetable or a more healthy oil) to 375° Drop the pork rind pellets or lower a metal basket into the oil (be careful not to burn yourself). Cook for 50-60 seconds the cooked rinds will puff and float to the top. Remove from oil and let cool.