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pochejp
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Gonzales, Louisiana
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Cracklin Gonzales style



Hey guys. We cooked two pots of cracklins last Sat. before the LSU game as practice for this weekend Boucherie Festival in Sorrento. Came out pretty good.

Fresh cut fat.


Cooking it down a bit. Very slowly.


Another hour or so later. This takes time.


Almost ready to take out for cooling. Not yet.


Ready to remove from grease and cool to ambient.


Cooling off the cracklin. No seasonings yet. They're not ready. Notice the very light "popping" on the skin. That part is coming.


After cooled off we heat the grease back up to #&% degrees and put them in. Stir for about a min.


Now for the dangerous part. We throw a piece of ice about an inch square in the hot grease. Thats right. ICE in hot grease. You can only imagine what happens then.


That "pops" the skin real nice. Some maybe too much. Had a few damn near like pork rines you would buy in the store. But for the most part came out great. Seasoned with salt and LeBlanc's.


Anyone else cooking this weekends Boucherie contest?


Enjoy!!







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hehatedrew
Ole Miss Fan
New Zealand
Member since Oct 2009
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That's awesome





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ea_spartan
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Galvez, LA
Member since Feb 2004
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Those look good man, makes me want some right now.
I was suppose to cook in the Jambalaya contest at the Boucherie Festival but I decided to head to the hunting camp to finish up some things. We received something about a Jambalaya contest for Festivals of Festivals at the Lamar Dixon that we will cook in.






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Catman88
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Baton Rouge, LA
Member since Dec 2004
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While not my favorite style they are still very tasty. Nice directions.





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rabdogg
LSU Fan
Lafayette by way of D'ville
Member since Sep 2003
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someone must work at a plant to get that temp gauge! they look great!





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Martini
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Baton Rouge
Member since Mar 2005
28525 posts

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quote:

someone must work at a plant to get that temp gauge! they look great!


Goodwood Hardware has it.






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guedryc
LSU Fan
st. amant
Member since Jun 2010
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looks yummy, good luck to you. we'll be there cooking in the jamb contest. thought about doing both but the finals are at the same time(not saying i would make it in both, but you never know)





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bdevill
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Baton Rouge, LA
Member since Mar 2008
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In the beginning photo's, I was getting nervous.. it was looking like calamari.. but the end product looks really good. Nice job.





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pochejp
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Gonzales, Louisiana
Member since Jan 2007
6176 posts

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Made it to the finals today at the Boucherie. Leaving now to cook.





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TigerMyth36
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River Ridge
Member since Nov 2005
29106 posts

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Good luck!





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Kajungee
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South ,Section 6 Row N
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Good Luck man

Damn they look good






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