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
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
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 chicharrón recipe for your Bolivian Independence Day celebration. In the August Wacataya Wednesday post I discuss the different cuts of pork used for chicharron.

Thanks, Chef Noly

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