The key to popping these pellets is hot oil. First, you'll want to heat up the oil to 400F. A thermometer is useful here, as you want to be sure that the oil doesn't go over 415F. Once the oil has reached 400F, drop a small handful of pork skin pellets into the oil. Use a utensil to hold the pellets under the oil for one minute, then release them and scoop them out. The skins should be fully expanded now - if they are not, try using a few less skins in the next batch. Place on a plate covered with 3 layers of paper towels to drain the surface oil from the skins. Once dried, you can season with Cajun seasoning, barbecue seasoning, or a salt and vinegar seasoning blend. The skins do not need to be salted separately, as they as already salted. You can serve these hot or cooled!
Posted by Logan Bergeron on 3/22/2018