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Colombia Style Chicharron (Fried Pork Belly

Seriously if you never have, you really should!
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Colombia
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 881kcal
Author International Cuisine


  • 1 ½ pounds pork belly with meat washed and cut into 4 pieces
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups water


  • Place the pork belly pieces, skin side down on a work surface and then make 1 ½ inch crosswise cuts on each piece, being careful not to cut through the skin.
  • Rub the pork belly strips with baking soda and place in a medium saucepan. Add the water and salt. Cook over medium-low heat until the water evaporates.
  • When all the water is evaporated increase the heat to medium and cook the chicharrones for about 15 to 20 minutes or until they are golden and crispy.


Calories: 881kcal | Protein: 16g | Fat: 90g | Saturated Fat: 33g | Cholesterol: 122mg | Sodium: 625mg | Potassium: 315mg | Vitamin A: 17IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 12mg | Iron: 1mg