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Crispy Crackling Bites

These Crispy Crackling Bites are the perfect game day snack. These are salty crispy bites of amazingness! They are essentially homemade pork scratching, so packed with porky salty flavors. Plus they are naturally gluten free and perfect for the Keto diet.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time50 mins
Servings: 25
Calories: 108kcal
Author: Claire | Sprinkles and Sprouts
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  • 2 lb pork rind
  • 3 cup boiling water (see notes)
  • sea salt


  • Cut the pork rind into 20-25 bite sized pieces.
  • Place the water in a saucepan and add the pork rinds. If they are not covered add more boiling water to ensure they are all covered.
  • Bring the water back to a boil, then turn the heat down to low and cook the rind for 15-20 minutes.
  • Drain the rind and tip it onto cooking paper. Pat it until it is super super dry.
  • Place it to one side. At this point you can refrigerate it until you want to make your bites. Keep it uncovered in the fridge to help it to dry out.
  • Pre-heat the 400ºF/200ºC.
  • Line a baking sheet with some cooking paper and lay the pork rind pieces out in a single layer.
  • Roast in the middle of the oven for 20 minutes, then flip all the pieces and roast for a further 10 minutes.
  • Check your rind to ensure all the pieces are crispy. Often I find there are a few that still have a bit of softness to them. So I will remove the crispy ones and leave the softer ones in for a further 5-10 minutes.
  • Remove the bites from the oven and drain on more cooking paper.
  • Sprinkle with sea salt to serve.
  • I usually serve these once they have cooled. But they are great straight from the oven.


If you aren't worried about the carbs you can poach these in apple juice.


Calories: 108kcal | Protein: 12g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 18mg | Sodium: 366mg | Vitamin A: 10IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 6mg | Iron: 0.2mg
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