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

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

August 14th, 2018 by

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.

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

August 8th, 2018 by

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!

It’s National Salsa Month

May 18th, 2016 by

When the perfectly spicy salsa meets the perfectly spicy pork rind, there’s no better way to snack. If you’ve ever spent nights on the front porch with family and friends, you know that the only way to stretch out those summer get-togethers is to add a little Southern comfort – and by that we mean a big bag of rinds!

This National Salsa Month, there are five reasons to make pork rinds and salsa your go-to snack pair.

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5 Reasons Pork Rinds + Salsa = The Best Snack Ever!

1. It’s shareable. Southern comfort food is best shared among friends, don’t you agree?

2. It’s completely customizable, whether you like your salsa a little sweet or your pork rinds Hot & Spicy. Now that’s something to celebrate about!

3. It’s the easiest way to get your vegetables in. Plus, tons of vitamins A and C.

4. It’s the best way to turn the good ol’ Southern pork rind into a Tex-Mex snack. Grab a cerveza and imagine you’re over the border.

5. Because, well, um … It’s dang delicious! You’ll just have to trust us.

Oh, you don’t trust us? Go ahead! Grab a bag of rinds and pop open a jar of salsa and you’ll see!

On top of these killer reasons to pair pork rinds and salsa, our buddies at The Latin Kitchen have 15 Amazing Salsas for National Salsa Month!

Make Momma Proud on Her Day

May 4th, 2016 by

If you’re like us, you’re a HUGE fan of Southern food. From chicken fried steak to grits, we’re right there with you, drooling over a plate that’s packed full of all of that Southern flavor.

That’s why this Mother’s Day, we’re taking Momma’s recipe for greens and putting our pork rind twist on it!

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Impress a mother you appreciate with a classic comfort food dish … made with a secret ingredient (and no, it’s not our pork rinds).

Momma’s Porky Southern Greens
Ingredients
1/2 pound smoked meat (ham hocks, smoked turkey wings, or smoked neck bones)
1 Tbsp. house seasoning, recipe follows
1 Tbsp. seasoned salt
1 Tbsp. hot red pepper sauce
1 large bunch collard greens
1 Tbsp. butter
1/2 bag of Southern Recipe Original Pork Rinds
A generous serving of love (our secret ingredient for Mother’s Day!)

Seasoning:
1 cup salt
1/4 cup black pepper
1/4 cup garlic powder

Directions
1. In a large pot, bring 3 quarts of water to a boil and add smoked meat, house seasoning, seasoned salt and hot sauce. Reduce heat to medium and cook for 1 hour.
2. Wash the collard greens well. Remove the stems that run down the center. Stack 6 to 8 leaves on top of one another, roll up, and slice into 1/2 to 1-ince thick slices.
3. Place greens in pot with meat and add butter. Cook for 45 to 60 minutes, stirring occasionally.
4. Add 1/2 bag of Southern Recipe Original Pork Rinds.
5. When done taste and adjust seasoning.

THE Cinco de Mayo Pork Rind Recipe

April 27th, 2016 by

You’ll definitely run into a few celebrations this Cinco de Mayo, but the party we’re throwing right here in our test kitchens with Spicy Beer Queso will be the tastiest.
 
Maybe mariachi bands and piñatas are your thing, if not, take a taste of our newest recipe created for the world’s most perfect dipper – the pork rind. Of course, if you want to pick up a six-pack and a jar of salsa, we’re down for that too!

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We recommend giving this recipe a shot paired with our Southern Recipe Salt & Vinegar Pork Rinds.
 
Pro tip: Take Cinco de Mayo to the next level and make your very own Pork Rind Tortillas. It’s easy, especially when you follow the step-by-step directions from our friends at ThePrimitivePalate.com.

Spicy Beer Queso and Pork Rinds

SouthernRecipe-SpicyQueso-PorkRindsIngredients:
1/2 pound ground beef
1 large shallot, diced
1 small jalapeño, seeded and diced
1/2 red pepper, diced
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 Tbsp. olive oil
1 1/2 cups of your favorite beer
1 (8-ounce) block of cream cheese, softened
12 ounces of white cheddar cheese, grated
1 cup of black beans
Sliced scallions and cilantro for topping
Southern Recipe Pork Rinds for dipping

Directions:

  1. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add ground beef to the skillet. Cook through. Remove cooked ground beef from the heat and place on a place on a plate lined with paper towel.
  2. Keep the heat under the skillet around medium-low and add olive oil, peppers, shallot and garlic with a pinch of salt. Stir well to coat. Let cook until softened, about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  3. Turn the heat up to medium and add beer. After a few minutes, stir in softened cream cheese and continue stirring until it’s melted.
  4. Once it is creamy, add in the white cheddar, stirring again until melted and reducing the heat to low. Stir in the black beans and beef, then remove from heat and serve immediately.
  5. Top with scallions and cilantro if desired and serve with Southern Recipe Pork Rinds.

Husband Appreciation Day

April 16th, 2016 by

Why does everyone win on Husband Appreciation Day? Because we’ve got a whole day of recipes that will put every rind loving couple on cloud nine! Here are our tips for celebrating in a BIG (and tasty) way:
 

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If your husband is a pork rind lover, there’s no better way to celebrate him on Husband Appreciation Day than with, well, a full day of pork rinds!

Pro Tip: Double each recipe so that you can celebrate alongside your hubby! See? Everyone wins!

Pork Rinds RecipeBreakfast
Wake up to the smell of our You Won’t Believe It’s … Not French Toast. This kid favorite gets an upgrade when you add our crunchy Southern Recipe Original Pork Rinds.

Pork Rinds RecipeLunch
We don’t know about you, but nothing says, “I love you” like a Pork Rind Encrusted Catfish Sandwich. It’s filled with the flavors of the South … What pork rind fan could say no?

Pork Rinds RecipeDinner
Finish off this day of appreciation by making our easy Chicken Cutlet with Pork Rind Breading. It’s flavor upon flavor with the combo of chicken and pork rinds that can’t be beat.

5 Tricks of the Trade from a Competitive Eating Champion

February 24th, 2016 by

You’ve gotta admire someone who can throw back thirty hot dogs like it’s nothing. That’s why we’re taking a few tips from the pros – competitive eating champions. These gastro giants love food and know how to devour it like it’s their job (well, because it kinda is)!

pork rindsWanna learn from the best? Whether you want stardom on the world eating stage or you just can’t get enough pork rinds (check out all of the photos from the  Pork Rind Eating Champion sponsored by none other than Southern Recipe Pork Rinds), we’re here to help.

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Tip #1: Drink water. And lots of it!
To increase the capacity of their stomachs, many competitive eaters train leading up to a competition by chugging a gallon of water at a time. This is a great way to ease your stomach up to where it needs to be to each thirty hot dogs at a time!

Tip #2: Work your jaw out.
Some competitive eaters chew up to six pieces of gum at a time to strengthen their jaw muscles. This ensures that they can focus on one thing only. The chow down.

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Luau Pig  Poppers

Tip #3: Get comfy.
Before a big competition, the biggest competitors dress in their most comfortable clothes. The next time you sit down for a big meal, shed your tighter fitting clothes for something that lets you focus on the task at hand.

Tip #4: Don’t pace yourself.
Competitive eaters do not pace themselves. In fact, they often do the opposite, chewing only two or three times before swallowing. It’s a race against your body, so fight to the finish!

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Southern Recipes Hot and Spicy Pork Rind Chicken Wings

Tip #5: Breathe control.
Figure out a rhythm that you can apply to your breath and stick to it. Otherwise, you’ll get out of breath and you’ll need to take a step back and relax. It may take just a few seconds to get your heart rate down but those few seconds are sitting between you and first place!

Real Men Eat (Spicy) Rinds

January 13th, 2016 by

hot and spicy pork rinds
Can you handle the heat? On January 16, train your tongue to tolerate even the spiciest of foods. It’s all mind over matter, fellow pork rind lovers. That’s what #HotandSpicyFoodDay is all about! Don’t just muddle your way through another hot dish … savor it! Heat seekers make the most of it with these three tried and true tips:

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#1: Take small steps.
Want to really learn to love spice? Try taking small steps and sprinkle a little chili powder on your mac and cheese or go bold with red pepper flakes! You might even want to add a couple of drops of hot sauce into your ketchup.

#2: In case of emergency, have coolants on hand.pork rind chicken wings
When you’ve got a deliciously spicy meal in front of you, don’t take that first bite until you have a safety net in place. Our Hot and Spicy Pork Rind Chicken Wings pair perfectly with a cool ranch dipping sauce that balances the heat with the fiery flavor!

#3: Flavor, flavor, flavor.pork rinds“The number one mistake most people make when spicing their food is using too much of a spice. Fresh spices, used sparingly, add great flavor,” says Modern Spice author Monica Bhide. Try an inventive recipe like our Huevos con Chicarron to make a one-of-a-kind dish!

Wrap your noggin’ around this
pork rind recipe!

December 23rd, 2015 by


Forget everything you know about the french toast recipes you get at those fancy restaurants. Southern Recipe’s version takes it up a notch by adding a little bacony crunch in every bite. Hey, you won’t need a side of bacon with this recipe (but of course that’s crazy, more bacon is more better). This French Toast is so good, you just may oui, oui yourself.

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Not-Your-Mama’s French Toast

Ingredients

  • 1/2 of a 3–oz. bag of Southern Recipe Pork Rinds
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 3 pkts sweetener of choice
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp egg nog extract [optional]

Directions

  1. Crumble pork rinds up until they resemble bread crumbs. Set aside.
  2. Beat eggs well and then mix with remaining ingredients and beat again. Add crushed pork rinds to the egg/cream mixture and allow to sit for approximately 5 minutes. Mixture will thicken into a paste during this time.
  3. Meanwhile, heat skillet or griddle with butter or oil, and when hot, fry pancake-style until golden brown on both sides. Serve with maple syrup.

You haven’t homegated until you’ve homegated with pork rinds

November 25th, 2015 by

This football season, we’re doing it right. Pork Rind Appreciation Day is just around the corner. Just by playing our new Sack the Quarterback game, you could win $3,500 and a year’s worth of pork rinds.

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And we’ve got all the best tips so that you can homegate the right way.

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Did you know that 70% of football fans would rather get together with friends at home to enjoy the game than actually go to the game?

This season, skip the traffic and the rowdy crowds. Throw a great party with your family and friends at home with these easy-to-follow tips:

  1. Go to the grocery store a few days ahead of time so that game day is just about great football, great friends and great times.
  2. Keep guests full and focused on the game with plenty of party snacks. Our Yummy Onion Rings and Luau Pig Poppers are sure to be a touchdown.
  3. Use disposable plates, cups, and silverware so you don’t have to worry about dirty dishes during or after the party! This way, you can host your homegate and enjoy it too!
  4. Use your slow cooker to keep dips, like our Charro Beans, warm during the event. Simple!

So, who will you be cheering for this weekend? Share your favorite football team with us on Facebook or Twitter with #RudolphsFan and you could win a signed football with Coach Ditka’s signature!

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