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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.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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‘Holidays’ Go Better with Pork Rinds

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After celebrating Independence Day, you probably think your holiday fun is done for the month. Ha, think again! We’ve scoured event calendars from around the world (ok, we actually just Googled “holidays in July”). But just like all of the pork rind lovers out there, we think quirky is much better than boring. Enjoy … and start celebrating today!

July 2: I Forgot Day – By definition, this day is not a day to remember. So, just what are you forgetting? Can you even remember?

July 5th: National Bikini Day – On July 5, 1946, the first Bikini was worn and modeled. Men, before you get your hopes up on seeing the latest and skimpiest Bikini, remember, the hairy guy down the street just may celebrate as well. And no one wants that.

July 14th: National Nude Day – see Bikini Day above, and just say no.

July 15th: Cow Appreciation Day – ok, now we’re talking. Try this Beefy Pork Rind Burger recipe with crushed Southern Recipe Pork Rinds mixed in. Mooove over boring!

July 20: Ugly Truck Day – if “ugly” means beautiful, then we’re all about it.

fried green tomatoes with pork rindsJuly 25th: Culinarians Day – heck that’s just a fancy way to say Cooks Day. Whip up these pork rind inspired recipes and you’ll be a culinarian pro. Fried Green Tomatoes, Mac & Three Cheeses with Pork Rind Crust and Fried Pork Chops with pork rind breading. Do we hear CHOPPED calling?

July 30th: Father-in-Law Day – yes, we know it may be hard, but it’s only one day. Break out the Southern Recipe Hot & Spicy Pork Rinds and watch a ball game together, it’ll be over before you know it.

 

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Back to the Backwoods … Let’s Camp!

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It’s time to celebrate National Camping Month and take a hike with the more than 40 million people that go out in the wilderness each year. We love everything about camping … the smell of the campfire, the musty smell of the tent and even when it rains it’s a perfect time to relax.

Campfires are great for ambiance and burning marshmallows for late night s’mores, but there’s nothing better than a meal cooked over an open fire. Be sure to bring a cast iron frying pan because we’ve got a few easy one-skillet recipes to make your outdoor experience an adventure.

  1. Campfire Tip: your recipes should be made with ingredients in easy-to-pack cans. Fully cooked meats, potatoes, and vegetables make it easy prep and cook over an open fire. You’re basically heating to warm your meal, not fully cooking your recipes.
  2. Skittle Enchiladas – Skip the tortillas and add Hot & Spicy Pork Rinds in its place.
  3. Loaded Skillet Cracklin Cornbread – So hearty you just may skip the main meal. Use Southern Recipe Bar-B-Que Curley Cracklins for a touch of heat.
  4. Three Cheese Mac & Cheese with Pork Rind Crust – When you crush pork rinds on top, it’ll give a bacon flavor without cooking greasy (and messy) bacon.
  5. Campfire Skillet Chili Mac – Macaroni. Chili. Cheese. Water. That’s it! Don’t forget the Southern Recipe Orginal Pork Rinds for a side of crunch.

The most important tip? In case of rain, you’ll need to pull out multiple bags of Southern Recipe Pork Rinds to stop your family from grumbling and stomachs from rumbling. Don’t worry; pork rinds have 8 grams of protein to help stave off “starvation.”

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A Healthy Helping of Pork Rinds

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Doesn’t it seem that every month we read about a new health trend?  Don’t get us wrong, we think that healthy eating starts with moderation (even though we also know it’s really hard not to plow through a big bag of Salt & Vinegar Pork Rinds during lunch). Pork rinds do offer some very positive health attributes

  • zero carbs,
  • 9 grams of protein (50 % more protein than peanuts)
  • only 4.5 grams of total fat (half the fat of potato chips)
  • Rinds are also a good alternative snack for those with diabetes
  • only 2 points for Weight Watchers

Whoa, all that “healthy talk” has gotten us hungry for some Hot & Spicy Pork Rinds. But really,  in honor of Men’s Health Month, we suggest cutting out all your empty snacks … and committing to eating pork rinds. Hey, we’re not crazy after all.

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