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What oil is used to fry pork rinds? 🍳
What oil is used to fry pork rinds? 🍳
The crunchiest question of all
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Written by Daniel Crittenden
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Traditionally, pork rinds are fried in lard. But tradition is made to be broken.

There's nothing wrong with lard. It's natural, great for frying, and an excellent source of oleic acid (monounsaturated fat). It may even be healthier than you think!

But the truth is, there are other options out there, and we use 'em.

Thanks to modern cooking technology, pork rinds don't need to be fried! You can bake, microwave, and even air fry them during preparation.

Most pork rinds use lard, except our Southern Recipe Small Batch brand, as the frying agent. We use Sunflower oil for baking and frying this crunchy, delicious snack.

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