We know you love our pork rinds – heck everyone loves our rinds, but did you know the origins of your favorite snack food? Humans have been raising pigs for 15,000 years, so enjoying pork in different ways (including our beloved rinds) is a given. Know the differences between the many types of pork rinds with our handy field guide.
What’s in a name? Check out these different names for pork rinds around the world:
Canada – scrunchions
England – pork scratchings
Mexico – chicharrones
South USA – pig skins
South Africa – kaiings
Hungary – tepertő
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Posted on: January 25th, 2019 | By: Southern Recipe
Fast approaching is one of the most overindulgent holidays of the year … no, we’re not talking about Pork Rind Appreciation Day (although, we do love winning pork rinds). We’re talkin’ about Thanksgiving Day.
Hey, we’re all for unbuckling the belt after a more-than-generous dinner, but now it’s time to bring your pork rind roots into the meal with a twist on some classics.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
When John and Mary Rudolph founded our company in 1955, their vision was to make quality snacks that everyone could enjoy. And they knew it couldn’t be just any ordinary snack. It had to have the flavor that stood out from all other snacks. They also knew that to be successful, they needed to make a snack for the working man … a full-flavored pork rind snack. Today, this “everyman’s snack” has grown to be an “everyone’s snack” and true to our heritage, quality and flavor still go into each bag of our pork rinds, cracklins and wheat snacks.
We’d like to invite you to something near and dear to our hearts (and stomachs), the Pork Rind Heritage Festival on June 8th and 9th just down the road from our home Office in Lima, Ohio. Join in on the fun … It’ll be a friendly place to relax, play and of course, eat the freshest pork rinds around.
Let’s get ready for the hoppiest (sorry about that) holiday around … Easter! Whether you’re hosting a big family brunch or bringing a dish to the in-laws, we have the ultimate recipes to “rind” out the day.
Fried Green Tomatoes
A southern classic with a crunchy twist! Using pork rinds will give the tomatoes a crunchy texture and a savory flavor that will make any mouth water. Find a delicious recipe for Fried Green Tomatoes here!
Shrimp and Grits
So good, you’ll swear the shrimp are pork’s swimming cousin. Try our recipe for Shrimp and Grits here!
Cheddar is always better when you add pork rinds to the mix. Give this recipe a go for Cheddar Biscuits and impress the family!
Watching the Olympics and getting a hankering to join in on the competition? We’ve put together a few games … but with a warm state twist. Who needs the snow when you’ve got good ‘ol southern ingenuity?
This one is a little tricky, please proceed with caution and with your safety in mind. Go down to your auto shop and borrow their mechanic’s creeper (this is the wheeled flat dolly that allows mechanics to do work underneath your vehicle). Take it to the highest hill and push off. Ride the two-man luge with only your best friend.
This is an easy one. Pull out a few round citronella Patio Torches (round is best), grab a broom, and you’re ready to go. For added excitement light the touches!
The Biathlon event is where you shoot at targets throughout a cross-country skiing course. This event is a little trickier because you’ll need to strap on 2 x 4’s to your work boots and maneuver through a gravel road while shooting at road signs. Come to think of it that may just be another Saturday night in the south.
Now that you have packed away the ornaments, dragged the tree out to the curb and took down the outside Christmas lights (or at least turned them off, hey we wouldn’t want to burn any bulbs out for next year). It’s time to get back to the hustle of your everyday routine, which by all accounts seems a heck of a lot busier now than it was just last month. We may not be able to help with getting from point A to point B in your fast-paced life, but we can help you to slow down with these slow cooker recipes.
‘Tis the season for … gift shopping! Although we don’t have all the answers to your holiday shopping woes, we do have three tips to keep you from getting too “Blitzen-ed” about gift giving.
Give experiences rather than objects. People who receive gifts, such as football tickets or a trip on the Bourbon Trail, feel more connected to the gift giver than people who receive material items. And by giving an experience, you’ll both make memories.
Shop online. It’s quicker, and you’ll have more of an opportunity to comparison shop. Who has time to fight the mall crowd … don’t get us started on the parking lot. If you have a gift snoop on your hands, make sure you clear your browser history. Idea: Southern Recipe pork rinds and snacks. Hey, we all gotta eat!
Be charitable. Ok, so some crazy person on your list really has everything he or she needs. This is an easy one. Find something they’re passionate about and donate to that cause. There are thousands of charities helping so many causes.
All this generosity makes us hungry. Here’s how to fuel up while you’re on the go.
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Posted on: December 6th, 2017 | By: Southern Recipe