Here’s a collection of 16 recipes that demonstrate the low carb uses for pork rinds!
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I first featured pork rinds on this blog as a no-prep snack. They are zero carb, tasty, and can easily be found in grocery stores and gas stations. But I soon realised how useful these pork rinds could be. I could keep them whole but advance them into more interesting low carb snacks, or crush them up to use as either topping for a bake or casserole, or to coat anything from asparagus to bacon to pork tenderloin.
There are three main types to buy: ready crushed into breadcrumbs, ready to eat, and cook in the microwave. I’ll admit that I’ve never tried the ready-crushed style because the price usually seems too high, and I’m quite happy to crush them myself. For the ready to eat kind, there are several brands available, from gas station basics to gourmet “pork clouds”. Most of these products are very good. However, I would advise you to check the nutritional data for any flavor variations other than plain – manufacturers often start to add in sugar at this point which raises the carb count. I came up with my own BBQ Pork Rind recipe because of this!
These Microwave Pork Rinds are very good indeed – cooking them “fresh” really enhances the flavor and texture. But it would be a waste to then crush these into crumbs – they are way better when you eat them hot as a snack!
I have divided this collection of recipes into three sections: coating, topping, and snacking. So enjoy the versatility of this zero carb food, and check out these fantastic recipes!
Pork Rind Coating
Low Carb Asparagus Fries from Step Away From The Carbs
Low Carb Onion Rings from Sugar Free Like Me
Pork Rind Crusted Bacon from Step Away From The Carbs
Eggplant Parmesan Casserole from Low Carb Yum
Pork Rind Crusted Pork Tenderloin from Step Away From The Carbs
Mozzarella Cheese Sticks from Your Lighter Side
Pork Rind Topping
Baby Bok Choy with Crunchy Topping from Step Away From The Carbs
Yellow Summer Squash Casserole from Low Carb Yum
Low Carb Green Bean Casserole from Step Away From The Carbs
Low Carb Garlic Parmesan Croutons from Simply So Healthy
Spaghetti Squash Au Gratin from Step Away From The Carbs
Low Carb Chicken Cordon Bleu Casserole from Busy Bliss
Pork Rind Snacks
BBQ Pork Rinds from Step Away From The Carbs
Pork Rind Nachos from Step Away From The Carbs
Keto Pork Rind Puppy Chow from Keto Size Me
Low Carb Cinnamon Crunchies from Makin’ It Mo’Betta
Oh and I can’t leave out these pork rind tortillas from The Primitive Palate!
Have a low carb use for pork rinds that I’ve not mentioned here? Leave a comment and let me know!
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