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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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Going for the Big Dipper

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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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Up to Bat with Season Opener Home Run Dishes…

southern-recipe-pork-rinds-baseballApril 2nd marked the start of the 117th Major League Baseball season. Whether you watched the World Series Champion Cubs face off against the Cards, the Yanks play the Rays, or the Giants as they visited the Diamondbacks, we’re definitely ready for the excitement of another year!

Grab your mitt, a cold one, and let’s get ready to root, root, root for our home teams, but we can’t forget to eat! We have three recipes to share that show off our love of the boys of summer and pork rinds.

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These pennant-winning favorites will bring the team home and asking for more!

Pork Rind Nachos: If you’ve never strayed from tortilla chips, now’s your time. Pork Rind Nachos (courtesy of Fit Living Foodies) are easy as pie, which leads us to our next stadium favorite …

Chicharones Guisados: OK, this recipe for stewed fried pork rinds isn’t technically a pie, but it certainly does the job of highlighting everything good about the pork rind! Thanks to Serious Eats for a seriously amazing recipe.

Caramelized Pork Rinds: Forget caramel corn! We’re calling in the Caramelized Pork Rinds from Epicurious to really get the baseball season rolling. You’ll be eating ’em by the fistful!

It’s unlawful to be hungry during the ballgame. Make sure you stay fueled up with Southern Recipe!

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What To Do When Your Bracket Goes Bust

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March Madness is in full swing and we want to know how your bracket is holding up. If it’s still intact, we want to congratulate you!  If its crashed and burned, we’d like to help you ease the pain and enjoy the rest of the games.

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The best way to quiet your tears is with a beer and snack pairing guide that will help you forget the fact that your team missed the Sweet Sixteen.

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  • Lager: Lagers are traditionally light and refreshing beers. If this is the brew you tend to reach for, grab a bag of Salt and Vinegar pork rinds! The tang of the salt and vinegar goes great with the crisp notes found in lagers.
  • Ale: Some Ales have notes that are a bit fruity and spicy. Turn up the heat and grab a bag of Hot and Spicy Southern Recipe Pork Rinds. The subtle heat found in the rinds will compliment the notes of spice found in your ale.
  • IPA: IPA’s tend to have a bitter and hoppy flavor. We suggest reaching for a smoky snack to go with this beer. There’s no better choice than our Bar-B-Q rinds!

This pairing guide not enough to get you over the madness? It’s alright, give one of these southern recipes a try and let some good home cooking do the trick.

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Make the Most of March Madness

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For us March means one thing … basketball. Don’t miss the buzzer-beating shots, bracket-breaking upsets and watching underdogs become heroes.

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As tip off nears, we want to help you make the most of March Madness with these helpful game winning tips.

Tip #1: We get it, you might be tempted to take a shot in the dark when it comes to making your bracket. But before you do that, do a little research on the teams you’re not sure about. This can help your bracket withstand the upsets that are bound to happen.

Tip #2: With all those games going on, it can be hard to keep track of when each one begins. Keep a schedule on hand so you don’t miss the games you’re dying to see!

Tip #3: Nothing’s better than watching a nail biting game with your friends. Host a viewing party, so you and your pals can keep up with all the action on the court. The most essential part of a viewing party are some tasty snacks. So stock up on some Southern Recipe pork rinds for the perfect game day snack.

Keep your snacks simple with these pork rind recipes that won’t drive you to madness.

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Step Up Your Snacking In Honor of National Snack Food Month

February is National Snack Food Month and we’re celebrating by taking our favorite snack (pork rinds of course!) to the next level! So, go ahead and grab a bag of Southern Recipe rinds because it’s time to step up your snacking!

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Jalapeno Poppers

Pork Rind Nachos: Add a tasty twist to a traditional nacho recipe by swapping out corn chips for Southern Recipe pork rinds. Layer on your favorite toppings for a tasty snack with some massive crunch!

Jalapeno Poppers: Jalapeno poppers are a classic snack food. Next time you’re craving this spicy snack, go for a low carb recipe using pork rinds instead of bread crumbs. Southern Recipe Hot and Spicy pork rinds work perfectly in this snack food recipe!

Pork Rinds and Queso Dip: You heard us right … pork rinds and queso. We can’t think of a better combination than Southern Recipe pork rinds and cheesy queso dip. Make this snack even more hearty by adding ground beef to your recipe!

Craving more crunch? Check out our Pinterest page for a little inspiration on how to elevate your favorite snacks!

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