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Pork Rinds: The Other, Other White Meat

Did you know October is National Pork Month? Hey, we love celebrating meat holidays … especially ones that are near and dear to our hearts. And there’s nothing nearer to pork than our crunchy pork rinds.

Pork chop stuffed with pork rindsPork Fact: eating pork dates to 1490 B.C. when China domesticated pigs. It’s not a far stretch to think that rinds were tried about that time as well.

In honor of “Pork-tober,” let’s double down on a recipe made especially for this month: Pork Rind Stuffed Pork Chop Bombs. Take stuffing made from Southern Recipe Pork Rinds, stuff it inside a pork chop and as an extra kick, use this recipe to bread the outside of the chop with – you guessed it – pork rinds! It’s a triple treat!

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Make ’em Dance and You Could Win $2500!


This year the NFL is once again allowing end zone celebrations. So, we decided it was a good idea kick off (or should we say dance off) Pork Rind Appreciation Day with the original touchdown dancer and NFL great, Billy “White Shoes” Johnson.

It’s easy! Play our Gridiron Groovin’ Game to make your football player dance in the end zone, and you’ll be entered to win $2500 and a year’s supply of pork rinds! Or upload your own video of your touchdown dance for 10 extra entries.

Plus, we’re donating to Mike Ditka’s charity Gridiron Greats … so join in on the celebration and play every day to increase your chances of winning! Enter, play and dance here!

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Man-sized Meat on a Kid-sized Budget

We’ve got your back when it comes to enjoying the spoils of your work week. There’s no need to spend all your hard earned cash in just one meal. It’s only natural that the #1 man-sized rind crunch takes on a man-sized mound of meat. Read on for some great meat treat ideas for your next BBQ.

If you love Lamb Rib Chops, you’ll love the Blade Chop
Hey, we love those cute little lamb lollipop rib chops as much as the next guy, but they’re too darn expensive. Enter the Blade Chop, which is perfectly marbled, tender, really flavorful and half the price. And that’s not baaad at all.

If you love Pork Rib Chops, you’ll love the Pork Top Sirloin Steak
Who knew pigs have a sirloin? They do, and a delicious one at that. Much cheaper than pricey Pork Rib Chops but every bit as tasty, with good marbling. Go for a thicker chop, and do the old sear and roast because we all know more is better.

If you love Beef Tenderloin, you’ll love Teres Major
This lean, tender and mild strip from the cow’s shoulder is perfect for the filet mignon lover (hey, who isn’t?). A heck of a lot cheaper than the premium cut it matches, treat it the way you would a tenderloin: Slice it into single-serving medallions or sear and roast it whole.

While you are waiting for the BBQ to heat up, grab a bag of pork rinds!

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Summer Swap Out!


Southern Recipe loves making dishes better! We can help eliminate calories, fat, gluten and add protein to all you favorite summer dishes.

How can the mighty pork rinds do it? Read on!

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You wouldn’t believe the gunk that’s hiding in our go-to summer meals. Let’s lighten up as much as a sunshiny day and take better care of ourselves with these amazing pork rind swap outs.

  • Fried, but not chicken of rinds– Fried Chicken can be made healthier with a crust of pork rinds. Use this simple recipe as a starting point and you’ll find grease is just a word and doesn’t belong in your body.
  • Pies of Pizza! This recipe takes the dough of America’s favorite call out meal and makes it a true wonder of better-for-you deliciousness. Gluten-free, reduced in calories, and packed full of protein, a pork rind pizza pie has a crunchy crust that delivers unique bacon flavor.
  • Chippy that’s Dippy- Make a difference to your nachos by dumping the tortilla chips and using pork rinds. You’ll find a lightness and crunch you didn’t have before, plus pork rinds can hold more of the good stuff! Here are some dip recipes we suggest making that will compliment our rinds wonderfully.

Slim down this summer with Southern Recipe. Check out our recipe and Pinterest page for more swap out ideas.

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Make Your BBQ Go Boom!


This is the month of freedom and we’re celebrating our independence!

Southern Recipe asks, “Why not make it more significant?” Let’s break away from “not good for us” snacks and take back your independence for good snacking.

Our pork rinds can help you get there.

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Pork rinds really are a power snack that’s a gluten-free, zero carb, and low-calorie crunch. You can’t go wrong with our delicious little beauties. Here are a few things you are better off not eating so you can keep leaner than an on-duty Marine.

  • If your popcorn is floating, so will you– Popcorn can be loaded with butter. Butter in moderation is good but if a package is labeled as “mega-butter”, “lots-o-butter” or “Butter BUTTER!”, stay away. If you need the fix butter provides, try protein packed rinds. You’ll be satisfied without expanding your boxers.
  • Mr. Potato Head– Potato chips are something we should all avoid. Who wants greasy, calorie-filled, yellow tubers when you can have light, airy, melt-in-your-mouth, cooked-with-real-love, pieces of heavenly protein? Unlike spuds, we don’t mess with your blood sugar. Eat and be merry and don’t eat something that’s buried under the ground.
  • Cracked for sure– Crackers are not your friends. They’re little circles and squares of culinary bad news and hate. Crackers are filled with refined flour, hydrogenated oils and high-fructose corn syrup. There are better American ingredients that will keep you soaring with the eagles. Lighten up and let’s eat with the dignity our forefather’s expected! Pork rinds are your answer!

Southern Recipe will fly the stars and stripes over bad snacking and let you rise above the common snack! Your Uncle Sam won’t just be proud, but your whole family too.

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Flavor Fireworks!


Southern Recipe loves the Fourth of July! There’s nothing like gathering with friends, family and neighbors to celebrate our independence. The red, white and blue BBQ is as serious to us as George Washington crossing the Delaware.

When your get-together gets going, make sure your flavors are spot on. Let’s talk pork rinds and which to feed your hungry firework-loving crowd.

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Fireworks shouldn’t be the only things exploding during your Fourth of July party. Your flavors should be just as bold as a Revolutionary War solider. Southern Recipe has a rind to fit everyone’s taste.

  • The working man’s rind– Our Salt and Vinegar Pork Rind may seem Plain Jane at first but there’s something more going on below the surface. The yum is there in spades. This is more than just a utility snack; it’s a necessity that keeps America moving. Just like today’s modern worker, Salt and Vinegar Pork Rinds keep America moving.
  • Light it up– Our Hot and Spicy Pork Rinds can light the fuse on your Fourth of July food fireworks. We love these just about as much as we love freedom. Up the ante on your taste buds and wake everyone up with the Hot and Spicy boom of flavor.
  • America’s Favorite– And can we talk about our Original Rinds? These are what started it all and what the good old U.S.A. has consistently made number one year after year. They compliment a BBQ, make a great crust for grilling, and just have the snap that makes snacking fun. There’s nothing more American than our original rinds.

No matter what Southern Recipe flavor you bring to the BBQ, you’re celebrating the fourth with a true American legacy.

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A Tribute to the Top Hog

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Dads are the best. It’s true. And that’s not just because a dad wrote this Southern Recipe blog.

As a tribute to our fathers, we thought we would share a few of their words of wisdom and acts of “kindness”. Kids may say and do the darnest things, but dads may have them beat!

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Dad encouraged our Southern Recipe habit, but he also left us scratching our head over a few things until we found out we could Google all the answers to our questions. If you’re a dad, don’t let that stop you explaining things in your very own unique way.

Dad is never wrong, unless Mom tells us so.

  • Dad can fix it– You hear the stories or may have experienced them yourself. A washer breaks, the tub needs resealed, that tree in the yard needs to come down. Who needs a repairman or tree cutter when Dad can fix it? Uh, you probably do. Dad may know that the whatchamacallit needs connected to the whammer jammer (which is too close to the hoobie joobie), but make sure the hospital is on your speed dial. When he tells you to “run!”, run with all your might and don’t look behind you!
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  • Watch what you eat– Besides your pals at Southern Recipe, Dad always know what’s good for you. That pie? Bad. You better give it to him to check. That cake? Terrible! Dad is going to have to be your taste tester. That super deluxe hamburger with everything? Yeah, that’s Dad’s too. It’s a good thing he’s watching out for you instead of his waistline.
  • The map isn’t the territory– Are we there yet? No, we aren’t. Dad’s keen sense of direction may not be as spot on as a hunting dog’s, but we may get there eventually if he would only stop for directions. But stopping isn’t an option- we’re on a one-way street in a bad part of town without stoplights. Two hours later, we’ve made it. It’s amazing how he always knows where he’s going even when he doesn’t.

Southern Recipe loves our Dads! Happy Father’s Day!!

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Going for the Big Dipper

Going for the Big Dip

May is National Salsa month! What better way to celebrate than to crinkle the chips and get into the power of the pork rind?

Southern Recipe is sharing some of our favorite salsa recipes that pair well with America’s favorite rind.

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Skinny Dipping has never been easier. With zero carbs, 9 grams of protein, and only 5 grams of fat, why didn’t you kick the chips to the curb earlier? Get ready for some serious salsa slamming!


  • Super Strawberry: It’s the time of the year when strawberries are starting to come into season. Let’s use this bounty to make a simple, tasty salsa that will leave the bowl you make it in empty! shewearsmanyhats.com has an easy recipe that has become a Southern Recipe family addiction. Replace the Cinnamon Sugar Pita Chips with Cinnamon Sugar Southern Recipe Pork Rinds and you’ll be just as crazed as we are.
  • Cowboy Dip: Whether you’re on a cattle drive or commuter drive, this is the perfect salsa recipe to dip Southern Recipe Original Pork Rinds when the day is done. Saddle up with this easy recipe … Yippee-ki-yay!
  • Mango Bango Salsa: Your mouth will do the tango with this fresh mango salsa recipe. Hey, mon … when you dip ’em with Southern Recipe Chile Lime Pork Rinds you bring the flavor of the islands to any party.

National Salsa Month is a great time to experiment with flavor and combinations of fruits, veggies and herbs- just don’t forget the rinds. There really is a difference Southern Recipe provides when it comes to scooping up the yum. Check out some more of salsa recipes on our website.

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Who is Ready To Go Outside?

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Cabin Fever has had us in it’s grasp for way to long. It’s time to bust out! Let’s get out and enjoy spring! Southern Recipe is ready for Cherry Blossoms, planning the garden, and the return of the BBQ- but be sure to take our pork rinds with you!

We have a few ideas that will make you forget the winter blahs and have your family basking in the sun’s glow to work on their farmer’s tans!

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Here are our favorite ways to say “so long” to winter.

  1. Think about jogging and biking! Notice we said “think”. Southern Recipe is the perfect snack to ride shotgun if start pedaling or just ponder!
  2. Golfers, shine up those clubs and get out there!
  3. We already mentioned bbq’s, but what are you going to serve? Southern Recipe has the recipes that will wow!
  4. Take a Hike? Why, yes we will! And we’ll take Southern Recipe with us!

What do you plan on doing this spring? Southern Recipe will fly kites, and play softball with you- but let’s stay away from the yard work until we’ve had a little fun!

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Spring into a New Diet and You…

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Spring is the start of so many things, including the return of fresh produce! During the first season of the year, the options to make a spring-cleaning of your plate increase and can make the transition much, much, easier. pork-rind-bowlIf you are thinking of changing the way you eat, why not begin when the flowers are blooming, the robins are singing and the increased sunlight puts us all in a better mood?

Southern Recipe can also help! You better believe it!

You already know our pork rinds are power packed with protein, low carb, and gluten free, but adding them to your favorite vegetables can help summer activities that much more enjoyable.

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Keeping things delicious and hearty is the key! These recipes ought to do the trick:

  1. Try this Layered Veggie Casserole for a different take on a hefty evening meal. Things will be lightened up thanks to the TastyKitchen.com– and the addition of pork rinds gives this dish the perfect willing protein punch.
  2. We still love this recipe from our friend Lisa WeidknechtPork Rind Crusty Veggies. It’s easy and will have you eating better in not time!
  3. And why not try something a little different? East meets West with this Stir-Fried Bok Choy and Pork Rind recipe from Fun Chinese Cooking.

Spring Clean your diet with more recipes SouthernRecipe.com. We’ll be with you every step of the way!

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