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Chicharrón Colombiano – Colombian-Style Fried Pork Belly

Chicharrón Colombiano - Colombian-Style Fried Pork Belly
Chicharrón or fried pork belly is a typical Colombian dish from the Andean region of Colombia and is one of the main components of the well known national dish Bandeja Paisa.
Ingredients
  • 700 g pork belly with meat, washed and cut into 4 pieces
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups water
Instructions
  1. Place the pork belly pieces, skin side down on a work surface and then make 3 cm crosswise cuts on each piece, being careful not to cut through the skin.
  2. Rub the pork belly strips with baking soda and place in a medium saucepan. Add the water and salt. Cook over medium-low heat until the water evaporates.
  3. 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.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 4 Calories: 369 Fat: 17g Saturated fat: 6g Unsaturated fat: 8g Sodium: 714mg Protein: 52g Cholesterol: 149mg
 

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