Chicharron Prensado Recipe

Recipe By Slurrp

Chicharron prensado is a traditional Mexican dish made with pressed pork belly. The pork belly is marinated in a flavorful mixture of spices and then slow-cooked until tender. It's then pressed to create a crispy exterior and a melt-in-your-mouth texture. This dish is often served with tortillas, salsa, and guacamole for a delicious and satisfying meal.

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Chicharron Prensado

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Ingredients for Chicharron Prensado Recipe

  • 0.17 pound Pork Belly
  • 0.33 cup Water
  • 0.08 cup Vinegar
  • 0.17 tablespoon Salt
  • 0.33 cloves Cloves Garlic, Crushed
  • 0.08 teaspoon Black Peppercorns
  • 0.08 teaspoon Dried Thyme
  • as required Oil For Frying
  • as per your need Tortillas, Salsa, Guacamole, And Toppings For Serving

Directions: Chicharron Prensado Recipe

Cooking Directions

  • STEP 1.In a large pot, combine water, vinegar, salt, garlic, and spices to make the marinade.
  • STEP 2.Add the pork belly to the pot and bring to a boil.
  • STEP 3.Reduce the heat and simmer for 2-3 hours, or until the pork is tender.
  • STEP 4.Remove the pork belly from the pot and place it between two baking sheets.
  • STEP 5.Place a heavy object on top to press the pork belly for at least 4 hours, or overnight.
  • STEP 6.Heat oil in a skillet over medium-high heat.
  • STEP 7.Slice the pressed pork belly into thick strips and fry until crispy and golden brown.
  • STEP 8.Serve with tortillas, salsa, guacamole, and your favorite toppings.

Cooking Tips

  • You can add additional spices or herbs to the marinade, such as cumin, oregano, or bay leaves.
  • Make sure to use a heavy object to press the pork belly evenly and create a crispy exterior.
  • For a healthier version, you can roast the pressed pork belly in the oven at 400°F (200°C) for about 30 minutes.

Storage and Serving

  • Chicharron prensado is best served hot and fresh.
  • Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
  • Reheat in a skillet or oven until heated through.
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Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. All nutritional information presented are estimates and not meant to substitute professional dietary advice or treatment
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Recipe By Slurrp