Tuesday, September 6, 2011

JUNK FOOD THAT’S GOOD-ISH FOR YOU


Pork Rinds?
You've definitely seen 'em. It's the brown, puffy looking chip things packed in clear bags. Usually it's wedged in between the snowballs and nacho sauce.

What are they?
Pork skin that’s cured, then deep fried (not as bad-ish as it sounds).

The bad news:
Nothing healthy ever started with the words Deep Fried. Also a bit high in the cholesterol area – 20mg.

The good news:
They have like zero carbs. Chips have like 15g per teeny-tiny serving. Pork Rinds also have 43% unsaturated fat that’s chock full of oleic acid (same stuff found in olive oil).

Best Brands to scarf down:
Utz, Mac's Snacks, Herr's and Ricos.



Do it yourself Pork Rinds...

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26 comments:

  1. Im going to sound so gay but pig is not kosher hahaha i will go with dried shrimp instead.

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  2. Not my favorite snack, but it's good for a change from time to time.

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  3. How can it not be as baddish as it sounds? They sound very baddish!

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  4. my dad loves pork rinds. I can't eat them. they're just too weird tasting.

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  5. Those are alright and all, but when you roast a whole pork for 12 hours, spinning it slowly, and finally the skin peels right off to reveal that genuine flavorful crunchy goodness, hmph. Once you have a hard pork rind it's hard to go back.

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  6. Pork rinds are no fun of they're not incredibly unhealthy....

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  7. I must admit I like a good pork rind but without the hair still on.

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  8. I just at some of these from 7-11. They weren't bad.

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  9. Aw man, you are going to make me have to sound like a total hick, I love these nasty, not soooo bad for you things!

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  10. Not a major fan of pork rinds but it is good to recongise the slightly healthier side to unhealthy food. These things are probably healthier than potato chips, and probably more filling. Plus it's meat. Kind of.

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  12. Maybe its just my mexican side coming out but I LOVE pork rinds

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  13. I like pork rinds every now and then. I was actually discussing them with someone the other day as to whether or not they might be a good survival food what with them being full of fat and protein.

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  14. Sorry, you still haven't convinced me.

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  15. It is a good thing that you posted the video. Prior to the invention of the internets, I tried to make my own pork rinds. Back then, I had no reference points, so I had to use what common sense Bob had granted me.

    In hindsight, placing entire piglets in vats of boiling oil was NOT the best approach.

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  16. i seriously do not like pork rinds

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  17. these really are big on low carb diets, you're right pointing that out. okay, your next assignment, can you try to find the good in red velvet cupcakes? please :)

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  18. Gaaaah...so delicious! There's a reason why I don't snack even a little, if I have a little bit I'll lose control and eat the whole damn bag.

    Pork rinds are right up there on my list of delicious-but-only-have-once-a-year.

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  19. Pork rinds are tasty and go great with beer. When on the Atkins diet, you can eat all you want...and you will lose weight.

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  20. I will admit it. I used to LOVE these things. Had the "real" ones (home made) as a kid (my dad was an expert at making these things.) And enjoyed the store bought snack type for many years after that. Haven't eaten them now in probably ten years or more. Probably a good thing, as my cholesterol level is rather unhealthy.

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