Friday, February 17, 2006
(photo via Pork Scratching World)
On Coronation Street, someone is always calling out for a packet of pork scratchings. Seems it’s a popular snack food in British pubs. They’re pieces of pigskin fried up in oil and spices.
From what I understand, pork scratchings are similar to, but not the same as pork rinds. Pork scratchings are heavier and harder than their North American cousins and have a crispy layer of fat under the skin, flavoured with salt. They’re best enjoyed with beer.
Some still have the hair attached and are considered to be superior to other scratchings.
During the low-carb fad, sales of pork scratchings increased 18 per cent with Atkins dieters. Though they’re high in fat and sodium, they contain no carbohydrates.
Have you eaten pork scratchings?
Posted by The Mistress at 2:33 AM