pork rind


plural pork rinds
: a small piece of pig skin that is fried and usually eaten cold as a snack : chicharron
One of the world's first snack foods created thousands of years ago, and favored in the southern states, pork rinds are a simple combination of fried pork skins and salt.Lisa White
… hunkers down at night to munch pork rinds and watch a movie …Melvin Maddocks

Examples of pork rind in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The business, known for its ribs, brisket, pulled pork and pork rinds, was having some staffing issues with Donteah and his wife, April Morehouse, spending more and more time in the kitchen. Erik S. Hanley, Journal Sentinel, 15 May 2024 Thinly sliced unripe papaya is muddled with briny crab and topped with crunchy pork rinds for this extra funky take on the classic Thai salad. The Arizona Republic, 15 Feb. 2024 Mashed plantains with pork rinds and belly pieces, topped with garlic sauce and a choice of proteins, showcase the rich flavors of Dominican cuisine. Mari Pressley, Charlotte Observer, 30 Jan. 2024 My favorites are the revueltas — a combination of cheese, pork rinds and beans. The Arizona Republic, 3 Jan. 2024 Enhance the flavor by adding chicharrón (crispy pork rind) and a helping of spicy salsa. Elisabeth Malkin, New York Times, 23 Nov. 2023 Don’t want the pork rinds ($8), however elevated the presentation might be? Lawrence Specker | Lspecker@al.com, al, 7 Sep. 2023 There are ingredients and other elements here, starting with the pork rinds and pimento cheese, that suggest farm-to-table thinking. Lawrence Specker | Lspecker@al.com, al, 7 Sep. 2023 On another, crush up about a half cup of pork rinds. Isadora Baum, Men's Health, 5 Apr. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1952, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of pork rind was in 1952

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“Pork rind.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pork%20rind. Accessed 16 Jun. 2024.

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