How to make the perfect pork crackling!

Publish Date
Thursday, 1 December 2016, 4:03PM
Photo: iStock

Photo: iStock

Making the perfect pork crackling is a total craft. So what’s the secret? Anyone who can master this salty skin will tell you that it’s all about making the meat as dry as possible and using just a touch of oil, and a lot of salt.

But how can you make the pork more dry than paper towel and a few hours in the fridge? Easy: use a hairdryer.

Yep, we know it sounds crazy but this is a foolproof way to make your pork crackle perfectly.

All you need to do is score the skin and pour boiling water over it to open the cuts up. Dry off as much as you can with paper towel then put your hairdryer on the hottest setting and blast away. Do this for 5-10 minutes and use some paper towel to check there’s no moisture left.

Start rubbing in a teaspoon of olive oil and two teaspoons of salt. Put it in a super hot oven for 3/4 of the cooking time and impress everyone with this amazing trick!