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Old 06-28-2005, 03:26 PM   #1
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Pork Rinds..

Am i the only one who thinks they're gross? Do you dip them in something? Or eat them plain? I've tried plain and bbq...what am i missing here? I'd love to have a nice crunchy snack, but these scare me
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Old 06-28-2005, 03:28 PM   #2
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The most important thing is, DON'T SMELL THEM! They taste fine but they smell like booty. I like to dip them in Marzetti's Southwestern Ranch dip.
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Old 06-28-2005, 03:29 PM   #3
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Is the trick to always dip them in something? Lol..cuz the taste is not so great..and the smell..ohhhh yah LOL..not pretty.
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I think they are pretty gross myself, I did the a craveing for them once and got a back of the jalapeno ones and diped them in cheese.

I blame PMS because the thought of it now makes me want to
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I not only love them but I love them dipped in mayo...I'm just sick like that

If you want a crunchy snack and don't like pork rinds turn to cauliflower or celery!
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I like the ones w/cinamon and splenda!
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Old 06-28-2005, 03:54 PM   #7
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I'll have to find some cinnamon ones...where can i get those?
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DON'T SMELL THEM! They taste fine but they smell like booty.
Ewww.

I used to like them as a kid but the thought of eating some makes me
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Buy the Texas Cinnamon Pork Puffs from Netrition. They are really good.
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Am i the only one who thinks they're gross? Do you dip them in something? Or eat them plain? I've tried plain and bbq...what am i missing here? I'd love to have a nice crunchy snack, but these scare me

No -- I think that they taste like cardboard.
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Old 06-28-2005, 04:13 PM   #11
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Buy the Texas Cinnamon Pork Puffs from Netrition. They are really good.
You can make the cinnamon ones pretty easy too. Just pour some melted butter on them and sprinkle with splenda and cinnamon. Takes about 60 seconds.
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Old 06-28-2005, 04:50 PM   #12
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You can make the cinnamon ones pretty easy too. Just pour some melted butter on them and sprinkle with splenda and cinnamon. Takes about 60 seconds.
MY FAVORITE!!!!
I also found salt and vinigar ones at my local grocery store.. Oh man I am in trouble!
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Old 06-28-2005, 05:12 PM   #13
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Mmm...

I was so scared to try them that first time, but I NEEDED something crunchy. I've been in love ever since. I dip em' in cheese, full fat salid dressings, veggie dip...*drooling* I gotta run to the store, brb.
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My first time on Atkins I bought a big bag of them and ate about half (it was a BIG bag full) and
I threw the rest away and vowed never again. But I ordered the texas cinnamon pork puffs from netrition and yummmmmm they were good. I only ordered one bag the first time and I just got a whole case in my second netrition order. I have to hide them and ration them or i would eat the whole case in one day.
I eat them as is, they are like a cinnamon dessert to me. I think you could dip them in sour cream or whipped cream and they would be yummy too but I am trying to show restraint
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Guacamole is GREAT on Pork rinds.....The key is to have a very strong, thick dip or spread....Clam dip is good....Layered Mexicn dip (without refried beans, of course) is terrific.....the rinds REALLY hold up well under heavy stuff....

The rinds are just a vehicle to get OTHER yummy stuff in your mouth!...
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I like to eat mine with salsa mixed with a little sour cream. YUM!

I've tried alot of brands...store brands, name brands...and I have finally found one that is made with less sodium, tastes lighter and crispier, and doesn't have alot of those hard crunchies. No, they don't smell very good out of the bag, but they make a nice vehicle for dips such as sour cream and onion flakes, salsa, taco dip, ranch, etc.
I even ate them with spinach dip!
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Old 06-28-2005, 06:45 PM   #18
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The mere texture of them gave me urges contrary to swallowing. I really wish that I could like them. If only they could make something else salty and crunchy that I could get past wanting to vomit long enough to get to like them.
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The key to me was to try different brands until I found one I really like. Actually I like two - El Sabroso in the regular, unflavored rinds - they are VERY light and very crispy, so good even plain - and Bakenettes in the Hot & Spicy flavor.

I make onion dip by mixing some beef stock paste, onion powder, and a smidge of garlic powder into some sour cream. It is SO good with either type of rind!

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I like Aldi's brand the best... and inexpensive to boot.

I've always liked pork rinds. I go in spurts now. My favorite is hot & spicy dipped in sour cream, but plain ones are good with salsa, cheese dip, spinach dip...

They make a surprisingly good pancake/french toast sub, too.
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I take back my previous statement. I just found some hot and spicy pork rinds that are yummy.
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If you don't like the pork rinds something REALLY good is taking a tiny paper plate, putting some grated cheese on it, pop it in the micowave for about a min-min n' half (or until firm), soak up the grease w/ a paper towel and SUPRISE! It's like a big Cheeze-It! I LOVE those things, also great w/ n e kinda dip!
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MY FAVORITE!!!!
I also found salt and vinigar ones at my local grocery store.. Oh man I am in trouble!
I found these too, and the chili lime....takes the place of those flavored chips I always liked.
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I 2nd the "cheese chips"! I lay a sheet of parchament paper in the microwave & sprinke cheese all over that, making sure that it is not "piled up" anywhere, then nuke it until it starts to brown a little. Let it cool, then break it up into chip sized pieces & store in a Ziploc bag, YUM!
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I like Aldi's brand the best... and inexpensive to boot.

I second that! They seem to be more crispy. Watch out for the [COLOR=Red]hot[/COLOR] ones though, they can sting.
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Oh man, how can ya not like them Pork Rinds, oh I crave them daily, for sure when opening the bag, keep the nose away, like far away, to me smells like a dead rotten animal on a 90 deg. day, ick!!! but once the "Phew" goes away and put them suckers in my mouth, I am truly in "Hog Heaven"
I love the plain, any brand, sometimes I melt cheese on them (Mozzerella sp??) or Colby, yummy, love the Chilli Lime ones, devine, I could never say enough good things about them little stinkers, they are just plain scrumptious to me
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My husband puts hot sauce on them.. I think pork rinds were disgusting.. UNTIL I tasted them w/the hot sauce!
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i eat them as if they were potato chips.

Very satisfying. The brand I use is called "Southern Recipe", 270 mg of sodium per 1/2 oz portion. Love & Profits: FLATFERENGHI
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I don't eat them by themselves, I use them to "bread" my chicken. I buy a bag at Aldi get out my meat tenderizer and smash away and then freeze it. I take out what I need and add little parm cheese and coat the chicken, I can't tell its pork rinds.
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