Which cut of meat is used for chicharron?

For chicharron, what cut of meat is used? I ask because every place I have had chicharron (minus bolivian) it is pork belly, which is not the same as I had growing up. Thanks!

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Sep 14, 2014
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Pork skin with the fat on
by: Anonymous

After three hours in the oven , I carve off the pork skin from the leg of pork and then render it down in a frying pan for another hour. Saw this on a show about columbian roof top party cooking. This never disappoints. I like to use fennel and star anise among other aromatics to add some complex flavours.

Aug 01, 2012
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Cut of meat used for Chicharron
by: Chef Noly

Bolivian Independence Day is coming up on August 6th. Why not try making Chef Noly's chicharrĂ³n recipe for your Bolivian Independence Day celebration. In the August Wacataya Wednesday post I discuss the different cuts of pork used for chicharron.

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Thanks, Chef Noly

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