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Cooking with PJ Vadas: Pork Scratchings

Pork Scratchings


400g pork skin with at least 5mm fat



Spiced Salt:

2g smoked paprika

15g salt



Score the fat of the skin at 1cm intervals

Pour boiling water on the pork, skin side up (this opens the score marks)

Pat dry with a paper towel and rub salt on the skin and into the cuts

Leave uncovered in the fridge to dry out overnight

Cut the pork, where the score marks are into strips

Lay on a wire rack and roast for 20 minutes (or until crispy and golden) on 220 degrees Celsius.

Season with spiced salt


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