Pork scratchings

2
45 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 pork belly skin
  • malt vinegar
  • 1 handful of salt

Method

1
Remove the skin from the pork belly and cut into 1 inch square pieces. It helps to have 1/2cm of fat left on the skin
  • 1 pork belly skin
2
Place the squares in a container and cover with malt vinegar and a handful of salt. Leave for 2 hours
  • malt vinegar
  • 1 handful of salt
3
Preheat the oven to 200°C/gas mark 6
4
Strain off the vinegar marinade and reserve for the next time you make scratchings. Place the skin pieces in a saucepan and cover with cold water. Bring to the boil, then drain and place the scratchings in a tray
5
Cook in the oven for 20–30 minutes until crisp. Drain off the fat and dry the scratchings on kitchen paper
6
Preheat a deep fryer to 120°C
7
Finally, fry the scratchings for 4 minutes then drain on kitchen paper. Season with salt and serve