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Carolina Gold Nuggets Microwave Pork Puffies Bake-N-Puffs, Original, 16 Ounce

4.3 out of 5 stars 172 customer reviews
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About the Product
  • Pork rinds have less fat, carbs, more protein and a higher fullness factor than most other snacks
  • Easy, microwave or bake to enjoy fresh cooked pork rinds
  • No preservatives, no MSG, gluten free, low carbohydrate snack
  • 9 month shelf life and no refrigeration required
  • Process cooked pork rinds in food processor to make low carb, gluten free breading

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Product Description

Pork rinds have less fat, carbs, more protein and a higher fullness factor than most other snacks. Easy, microwave or bake to enjoy fresh cooked pork rinds. No preservatives, no MSG, gluten free, low carbohydrate snack. 9 month shelf life and no refrigeration required. Process cooked pork rinds in food processor to make low carb, gluten free breading.

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 1.5 x 9 inches ; 1 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Domestic Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S. and to APO/FPO addresses. For APO/FPO shipments, please check with the manufacturer regarding warranty and support issues.
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  • ASIN: B002O5QWD8
  • UPC: 895803002630
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (172 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #6,090 in Grocery & Gourmet Food (See Top 100 in Grocery & Gourmet Food)

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Ingredients

Pork, Salt

Directions

Place 1/4 cup on a paper plate or paper towel and set the microwave for 2 minutes on high. 1/4 cup of microwave pork rinds will make approximately 2 cups of puffed pork rinds when cooked. Watch them cook thru the window and stop the microwave when they quite puffing. This will be the optimum cooking time for your unit. Let them cool for 30 seconds to increase the crunchy texture before eating. As an alternative, they can be baked or fried.

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By E. Tam on April 24, 2010
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These pork rinds fry in their own fat rather than having to be deep fried which is a lifesaver if you like pork rinds. I'm not the biggest fan, but sometimes I'm kind of hungry and these pack way more protein than the average fatty snack. The only problem is the type of fat it's fried in--melted pig fat from the skin itself! Not particularly healthy, but it's much healthier than the mexican bagged varieties.

Since we don't have a microwave (oh my god, how do we get by without one?!), we toast them in a toaster oven on a baking tray for about 10-15 minutes at 375F-400F. They come out great. If you lean closer to 10 minutes, you get a crunchy-porky tasting snack, while if you go past 15, you'll get the typically super-puffed pork rind you'd expect from Cardenas. I can't comment on how well they crisp in the microwave, but I expect it should yield the same results.
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I like crunchy snacks. I'm eating low carb because my doctor advises it, and this helps fill the "popcorn spot" in my life.

There are a lot of things to like about this product. It's economical. They cook up fresh whenever you want them, and they taste fresher than the ones you buy pre-popped in a bag. They don't have MSG like the Lawry's brand, and they don't come with a lot of extra packaging.

If you are a low carber looking for pork rinds to cook with, these aren't heavily seasoned, so they won't influence your recipe's flavor. I like their clean flavor, but it's not hard to add seasoning if you want to experiment or you like more variety. A little bit of oil or butter will serve as the "glue" to hold your Parmesan cheese, seasoned salt, etc.

There is a bit of a learning curve involved in terms of discovering how long they take in your microwave, but by now I know by feel what size handful to grab and how long to nuke them. It's worth the effort to get to know these. Highly recommended!
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POPPING IN A LOW-POWER MICROWAVE
> If you have a turntable in your microwave, arrange the pieces around the edge of a paper plate (not in the center) so that all receive about the same intensity of microwaves---the result will be fewer unpopped pieces.
> In my medium-power microwave I normally pop 1/4 cup of pieces for 2 to 2 1/2 minutes, and usually have 0 to 3 unpopped pieces.
> Save the unpopped pieces and try again the next time you pop a batch---simply being placed in a different orientation in your microwave may make a difference. I actually saved up 1/4 cup of unpopped pieces and tried again and ALL of them popped.
> 1/8 cup is the minimum you can pop without possibly damaging your microwave. Do NOT try to pop a few pieces alone. (My microwave actually went into a "coma", but recovered after a few hours.)

OTHER OPTIONS FOR UNPOPPED PEICES
> The unpopped pieces are great in soups and stews.
> They would probably soften quickly in boiling water, and be great in omelets.
> Add to cornbread for relatively healthy chitlin bread (but I'd also add some Hormel Premium Real Crumbled Bacon 20 oz for a more hammy flavor).

> Click on “Stoney” just below the product title to see my other reviews, or leave a comment to ask a question.
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My fiance and I have gone gluten and grain free and these pork rinds are our go-to snack now. But make sure you only cook a small amount (1/4 cup) of the chips at a time or they won't come out as fluffy and light as they should. These are the real deal: just pork and salt and DELICIOUS and not at all greasy. It's 8:30am and I'm at work and I'm eating some right now ;-)
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These pork rinds are great for those allergic to gluten and/or eating a low carb diet.
I've been looking for something to replace my popcorn and potato chip cravings and this is it!
Very reasonably priced, no crazy packaging, gluten free certified and this girl is happy!
Yes, it takes a bit to figure out how long to microwave them, but seriously it's not hard people! Put em on a plate and watch them puff up! But don't forget to wait a bit before you put them in your mouth - let em finish puffing and hardening a bit. It's fun to watch and it's super easy. We have a standard built-in micro and no problem at all - just about 90 seconds and I have a great snack! I've used the microwave at work (standard, cheaper, countertop) and they work there as well. It took a few more seconds (maybe 110 in total), but it's not hard to know when they are done.
Oh, and the people complaining about the fattiness and the fact that they taste like pork rinds - um, yeah. They do. That's kinda the point!

Buy them? Yes.
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Being a long time fan of the piggy skins, and having tried a "microwave bag" version of u-cook-em rinds, I wanted to try something that wasn't drowning in packaging. And I'm happy with these tasty nuggets. I find in my fairly powerful microwave that i have to run a small plate of the condensed pieces (as they're shipped) for at least 1:45 (package says try 90 seconds to start) and I don't think it's my imagination that after these are taken out of the nuke chamber, they start to contract a bit.
But, when you consider that you can get a fresh, hot plate of puffy rinds in very short order, these are well worth the price. Of course you can get a trash-bag full of rinds at warehouse stores and other venues for a couple few bucks but for fresh eating at home, the only thing I'd compare these to is fryin' up a batch and these are hugely more convenient.
On a 10 point scale, I'd give these a 7 but on the Zon's 5 star system, I have to go with 4.
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