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Has anyone tried fried pork rinds?

I have noticed pork rinds as a snack (Porky's) have no carbs and hight in protein,although loaded with fat and sodium this would make a good salty crunchie snack that would replace munchies. You could also crush them and use them for a breading for fish or chicken?


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Guy's don't be quick to jump to conclusions without checking out the facts.

Taking a closer look at the nutritional info, surprisingly, pork Rinds would be OK for the slow carb diet. Actually, it's an ideal snack that is high in protein (more than peanuts) with zero carbs. The only negative I see is the sodium levels, but when you compare them to a serving of salt or soy sauce, both vetted by the book, the sodium level is low in comparison.

Here's the nutritional info for "Turkey Creek Snacks" HOT Chicharron Pork Skins (got them at my local Walgreens):

Serving Size: 1/2 Oz

Calories: 80

Total Fat: 5g (less than all nuts)

Saturated Fat: 1.5g

Trans fat: 0G

Total Carbs / Sugar: 0G

Sodium: 220 mg (half of a single serving of salt, less than a quarter of a serving of soy sauce)

Protein: 8G

  • Bud commented Mar 29th 2011:
    Thanks.... I did give in on the weekend to test it out... kind of hard to really see how it affected me as I had a cheat day Sat. I ate a 140 Gr bag over 3 days. I will try again this week. I still believe the only negative thing would be the sodium only

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I'm not sure Bud, but as a newbie 4-hour do-er, it would seem like the high-fat doesn't blend very well? I have read about people using almond flour. I'm not sure. I look forward to hearing what others have to say!

Have a great weekend! - Kirsten


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In a moment of weakness at the store, I picked up a bag... It's true what they say, don't go grocery shopping hungry.

The entire bag had about 850 calories--all of which I inhaled over the course of two days. I weigh myself every day and have not seen any ill-effects from such an indulgence.

That said, and as someone mentioned, they are a "domino food" for me... The salt revs up my appetite and I'm less satisfied after I've had a few. If you're contemplating incorporating this into your regular diet, be advised.


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I answered this here: pork rinds.

  • Bud commented Mar 27th 2011:
    Thanks, I kind of though this would be DEVIL'S food


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... Seriously?


Its probably going to do more harm than good. Save it for your cheat day.

  • Nicole LaRosee commented Sep 11th 2012:

    I love pork rinds - great with tuna salad or, if you're in a hurry, dipped in a little sunflower butter (and I do mean a little - a tbs or 2 goes a long way)

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