What do you do with the skin?

Discussion in 'Smoking Bacon' started by jak757, May 23, 2010.

  1. jak757

    jak757 Smoking Fanatic Group Lead

    Smoking my first batch of bacon right now. I'll be trimming the pork belly skin off after it smokes. I'm curious -- what do you do with your skin?
  2. pineywoods

    pineywoods Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead SMF Premier Member

  3. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I buy mine without the rind-----Got enough bad eating habits!

  4. jak757

    jak757 Smoking Fanatic Group Lead

    Avoiding temptation! Maybe not a bad idea. As I put those bellies in to smoke I started thinking about the skin....cracklins maybe as Pineywoods wrote.
  5. I save them in the freezer and add them to a pot of beans as needed.  Yummmmmmm.   Our last local bellies were without the skin - and the bacon just didn't have the same quality as the bacon done with the rinds on. 
  6. Make Cracklin' with it!!

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