Homemade Pork Scratchings (Keto)

Homemade Pork Scratchings
Homemade Pork Scratchings

We just love our butcher here in Berkshire … He hooked me up with some pork skin, so I did the obvious thing … I made pork scratchings. Be sure to use a very sharp knife and work carefully when you slide away the fat. The macros are tricky to calculate, since everyone removes different amounts of fat, but the carbs remain zero whichever way you like your porkies…

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Carbs 0g | Fat 9.2g | Protein 9.6g
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Homemade Pork Scratchings (Keto)

The perfect keto snack! These pork scratchings are 0 carbs per serving (of approximately 20g/ 0.7oz) which is a generous handful.
Course Snack
Cuisine General
Prep Time 40 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours 10 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 50 minutes
Servings 1 batch / 6-8 servings

Per serving

Calories: 121kcal | Carbohydrates: 0g | Protein: 9.6g | Fat: 9.2g


  • 1 large sheet pork skin, (ask your butcher)
  • salt


  • Preheat the oven to its lowest setting.
  • Use a very sharp knife to remove as much fat as possible from the skin. Use gloves for a better grip and always slice away from you. (You can leave a small layer of fat, but I prefer it with little or no fat at all and when I was done, I was left with a very thin layer of skin which was practically transparent). I also hope you are using a raw meat preparation board which is good kitchen practice.
  • Pat dry with kitchen paper and slice into pieces approx. 1 x 5cm in size. Scatter salt evenly over the pieces and place on a grill or cooling rack set over a tray. Place in the oven for 2 hours.
  • Remove the tray from the oven and transfer the pieces onto a clean tray. Crank up the oven to MAX. Once at temperature, place the tray into the oven and cook for 5-10 minutes – you will see them swell and pop.
  • Remove the tray from the oven and allow to cool completely before storing in a sealed container.

I find I get maximum PUFF when I remove as much fat as possible - but that is entirely up to you!

A new-and-improved version of this delicious recipe features in my cookbook KETO KITCHEN.

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Nutritional Information per serving
Calories                         121Kcal / 506kJ
Fat                                 9.2g
Carbohydrates               0g
Protein                           9.6g

None present

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