Wash the pork skin very well under running cold water, then place them on a large pot and cover them with plenty of water.
Boil over medium heat for about 30 minutes.
Discard the cooking water, then wash very well the skins with cold water and cut them into small pieces.
Place the skins on a pot and cover with water. Add vinegar, 1 tablespoon of salt, 2 bay leaves and 1 garlic clove.
Cook over mediud heat until pork skin pieces are very soft. From 40 to 60 minutes.
Discard cooking water, then rinse again with running cold water and place the pieces in a large glass container.
Make the garnish
Heat olive oil on a cooking pan over medium heat. Add onions, carrots, jalapeño, skinless garlic cloves, the remaining bay leaves, and peppercorns. Sauté for 2 minutes.
Remove pan from the heat and add one cup of vinegar, salt, and oregano. Mix well and allow to rest until the mixture reaches room temperature.
Add the vegetables mixture to the container with cooked pork skins. Pour in one part of vinegar for every 3 parts of water to cover for about 1-inch all the ingredients.
Add salt and mix well, then cover with cling film. Leave cueritos to rest overnight.
Next day, transfer cueritos to clean jars or a large container with cover and store in fridge for up to 2 weeks (read notes).
Pork skins need to be very clean and with almost not fat attached to the skin. Ask your butcher to clean them for you or use a ver shard knife to cut the fat yourself.
Cook very well the skins, they have to be very soft because once they cool down and rest overnight, they will become a little hard.
Don’t skip cooking the pork cueritos twice, the first time is just for a little bit to get rid of the smell and strong taste. There are recipes that calls even to cook them 3 times, is up to you and the quality of pork skin you bought.
When rinsing the pork skins, make sure you’re doing it under running water, this allow to get rid of unpleasant smells.
If you don’t like spicy food, skip the jalapeño pepper or cut it longwise and discard veins and seeds.
The vinegar mixture is 1:3, means when you covering the ingredients with it, if you use 3 cups of water, you need 1 cup of vinegar.
Cueritos need to be always covered with the vinegar mixture to prevent them from going bad. Use plenty of water and vinegar mixture.
Serving: 2oz | Calories: 60kcal
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