These golden morsels of flavor are denser than the “chicharrones” of Latin America. Starting with neutral-flavored vegetable oil ensures a significant yield of fat, which can be used for stir-frying noodles for dishes like Hokkien Mee. Cherish any extra that you have: Store it in the refrigerator for some stir-fried vegetables or rice later on. It’s made from the cut sold in the U.S. as “pork butt,” which is actually the shoulder of the pork despite its name. The recipe provides more crispy pork cracklings than needed for one recipe... but you’ll see that snacking on them is addictive.
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