Watch Southern Recipe TV

Southern Recipe Pork Rinds Blog

This Recipe Is “Nacho” Bad

Pork Rind NachosInternational Day of the Nacho has nothing to do with Cinco de Mayo so why are we talkin’ about it? Well, nachos are probably our single favorite snack in the world (besides pork rinds, of course).  It’s probably why there’s an International Day of the Nacho on October 21.  While you may think of nachos as having sprung from that special day in May, the truth is that nachos are a 20th-century dish. It turns out, the golden nacho cheese wasn’t even invented until the 1970’s! Looking for a special way to celebrate? We have just the right nacho recipe to share today (or any day) – especially when you use Southern Recipe Hot & Spicy Pork Rinds in place of the 3 corner chip.

Share this post:

Kickin’ Off Pork Rind Appreciation Day

Play and win the Pork Rind GameIt’s our 8th Pork Rind Appreciation Day celebration and as always, you have the chance to WIN big!  Play our “Get in with the Greats” Scratch and Win game for a chance to win $2,500 and a year’s supply of Southern Recipe Pork Rinds!  We have again partnered with Mike Ditka’s Charity, Gridiron Greats Assistance Fund, that helps former NFL greats who have fallen on hard times.

As an added bonus, you’ll also have a chance to instantly win football memorabilia, exclusive Pork Rind Appreciation Day t-shirts, Amazon Gift Cards, hats, Bar Packs and of course … pork rinds!

Play our game every day to increase your chances of scoring freebies!

 

Share this post:

Kick Off the Tailgating Season with These Kickin’ Recipes

Are you ready for the pigskin tailgate season? Well, you’re not if you don’t have at least a few recipes made with pig skins. Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered like a Nickel 40. Try any of these recipes to get the tailgating ball rolling:

Dips that make the trip easy. You need a hearty dip that makes it worthwhile to use a Southern Recipe pork rind as a scoop.  BLT Dip

Easy to handleThese recipes keep one hand free at all times.

Night before. Spend your morning tailgate wisely and prep ahead of time.

Share this post:

Pork Rinds in Recipes – Go Ahead and Be Chicken

Pork rind breading for chickenIt may seem strange that the largest (and best tasting) pork rind maker out there would be celebrating National Chicken Month. Hey, we’re Southern Recipe, we can spread our wings.

Have you ever used our rinds to dip into a Buffalo Chicken Dip? Break out of the boring breading you’ve been using and coat your chicken cutlet with crushed pork rinds.  Got a thing for wings? If you don’t, you will. Especially when you fry ’em with Southern Recipe Bar-B-Q Pork Rinds.

So, go ahead be chicken with your next recipe – you won’t go afoul (sorry about that) with rinds in the mix.

Share this post:

There’s Still Time to Haul in Cash and Prizes

Celebrate Truck Drivers and enter to win cashWe give an “18 Wheel Salute” to some of the hardest working Road Warriors on the Interstate, as we celebrate Truck Driver Appreciation Week with our “Pedal to the Kettle” sweepstakes.

It’s easy to enter! Visit PorkRinds.com and vote for one of our favorite truck driver pork rind recipes –  Hawaiian Low-Carb Pizza with Pork Rind Crust, Pork Rind Breakfast Casserole, and Blackberry Habanero Pork Rind-Crusted Pollock – for a chance to WIN $2,000 and a year’s supply of our Southern Recipe pork rinds! Vote each day to increase your chances of winning.

By voting, you help us support the St. Christopher Truckers Development and Relief Fund that helps semi-truck drivers and their families when an illness or injury has caused them to be out of work. We’re donating $2,500 to this fantastic charity!

Hurry, the Pedal To The Kettle sweepstakes ends on September 17, 2018!

Share this post:

It’s Back-to-School, So Let’s Act Like A Kid Again

Take Pork Rinds and cracklins to workIt’s time for back-to-school and we ask the question, “Why do kids have all the fun”?  Ahhh, as we reflect on the innocence from our playground youth, we long for the easy life of being a kid in school, again. Here are six ways to act like a grade school kid this month:

1. Skip the corporate briefcase! Dust off the backpack from the basement and proudly sling it over your shoulder. If you’re lucky you’ll find a stick of gum and a dried out Sharpie. Have nothing to put in the sack? Make friends by adding a few bags of Southern Recipe Cracklins.

2. Pack your lunch in a good old-fashioned paper bag. Do a twist on the classic PB&J by adding Southern Recipe Hot & Spicy pork rinds between the bread.

3. On your lunch break, go out in the parking lot and play tag … or better yet, pick teams and play a game of kickball. Winner gets a bag of Southern Recipe Cheesy Jalapeno Curls.

4. Every time a cute girl talks to you, blush and quickly walk away.  Doesn’t work as well for boys talking to girls because girls have perfected the “rolling of the eyes” technique.

5. In an office meeting, excitedly raise your hand and ask if you could use the restroom.

6. Have an Uber pick you up after work and pretend the driver is your mom. Be cranky and give ’em a dirty look when they ask how your day was.

Share this post:

That’s Right, We Have a Southern Brother and His Name is Bacon

Easy Bourbon Bacon Jam recipeIf you don’t like bacon, stop reading now and admit yourself into the closest hospital, because something is clearly wrong.

Ok, all kidding aside, there are times you need a bacon fix and you don’t have time to fry up a batch – that’s where we come in. Southern Recipe pork rinds offer all that bacony flavor without greasy fingers.  Yes, we do love bacon. In fact, we’re bacon’s southern brother, but here are a few reasons we’re better than bacon:

1.  Portability– have you ever tried transporting bacon in your pocket? Those grease spots aren’t coming out any time soon.

2. Protein– with 9 grams of protein, pork rinds are a great post workout snack. And although bacon is pretty respectable on protein, it crumbles in the gym – literally.

3. Recipes– although we have a tasty BLT Dip recipe and a Bacon and Greens Salsa recipe, you can beat the “scoopability” of pork rinds when you’re munching on this Bourbon Bacon Jelly! Bacon is just too darn flimsy.

4. Flavor– pork rinds own the flavor war. Salt & Vinegar? Yep. Bar-B-Que? Got It. Hot & Spicy? Got it. Fatty flavor? Ain’t got it.

Share this post:

It’s a Big Ten-Four! We Salute Truck Drivers and You Could WIn!

Celebrate Truck Drivers and enter to win cashDid you know 98% of all the food and household goods you buy made it to you because of a truck driver? It’s true!

Help us give a shout out to these Road Warriors of the Interstate so they don’t go unnoticed!  Celebrate Truck Driver Appreciation Week all month long by entering our Pedal to the Kettle sweepstakes. It’s easy to enter! Visit porkrinds.com and vote for your favorite truck driver pork rind recipe for a chance to WIN $2,000 and a year’s supply of our Southern Recipe pork rinds! Vote each day to increase your chances of winning.

Plus, as an added bonus, we’re donating $2,500 to support the St. Christopher Truckers Development and Relief Fund that helps semi-truck drivers and their families when an illness or injury has caused them to be out of work.

Remember, if you bought Southern Recipe Hot & Spicy pork rinds, a truck driver brought them. For that alone, you gotta salute ’em. Hurry, the Pedal To The Kettle sweepstakes ends September 17, 2018!

Share this post:

Eat This Not That: The Great Summer Swap Out

pork rinds half the calories and fat of chips

When it comes to your mind and body, summer is the perfect time to take stock where you are and where you want to go. Here are a few tips to get a jumpstart on the great summer swap out:

  1. Skip the chip. Pork rinds have half the calories and fat than potato chips. And an added bonus? Rinds are an easier scoop for your favorite dip.
  2. Swap out flour in pizza crust recipe with crushed pork rinds at a 1:1 ratio.
  3. Swap the greasy bacon on your burger with crushed pork rinds mixed inside the meat before grilling. You’ll still get a bacon flavor without the fat or calories.
  4. Swap out the riding lawnmower with a walk behind mower. In 30 minutes you’ll burn 150 calories (enough for a rewarding beer).
  5. Swap out the baseball game on TV with a game up close and personal at the local ballpark. You’ll get a dose of vitamin D from the sun, which is essential for maintaining healthy bones.

Hey, when it comes to versatility, flavor and crunch, pork rinds are champions of the great snack swap out.

Share this post:

These Dogs Love Pork Rinds


What’s your favorite dog? Wait, let’s rephrase that … what is your favorite hot dog? Whether it’s Cincinnati-style, Italian or even just a plain dog with brown mustard – there are just as many hot dog recipes out there as there are states in the Union.

And in light of National Hot Dog Month, we’ve looked for the most unique and appealing city dog recipes across the land to share … along with their perfect Southern Recipe pork rind pairings (of course).

Baltimore – soft bun with fried bologna wrapped around a fried hot dog and mustard.

Cleveland – kielbasa in a bun (it’s technically not a hot dog, but we’re giving Cleveland a pass), french fries, hot sauce and cole slaw. Southern Recipe Salt & Vinegar Pork Rinds hit the mark … and then some.

Detroit – skin on hot dog in a soft bun, meat sauce, mustard and chopped onions. We know Southern Recipe Bar-B-Que Pork Rinds will give a tang to this coney dog.

Chicago – poppy seed bun, pickle spear, celery salt, tomatoes, pickled peppers, chopped onions, relish, and mustard. There’s a lot going on here, stay with a complementing flavor like Southern Recipe Original Pork Rinds.

Kansas City – sesame seed bun, sauerkraut and melted Swiss cheese. We recommend a little heat, try Southern Recipe Hot & Spicy to take it up a notch.

Denver – hot dog in a bun, chopped red onion, green chile sauce, sour cream and chopped jalapenos.

Memphis – bacon-wrapped hot dog in a bun, BBQ sauce, chopped scallions and shredded cheddar cheese. Southern Recipe Bar-B-Que Pork Rinds – they do love their “Que” down there.

Montreal – a steamed hot dog in a New England-style bun, mustard, chopped onion and cabbage. Southern Recipe Salt & Vinegar Pork Rinds play well with the cabbage.

New York – a hot dog in a bun, all-dressed with mustard, sauerkraut and onion sauce. Take your pick of any Southern Recipe Pork Rind flavors – hey, it’s New York after all.

Seattle – bratwurst, cream cheese, sliced raw jalapenos, chopped cabbage, and Sriracha. Pair with Southern Recipe Original pork rinds, no need for additional spice.

Share this post: