Morrison's supermarket raw pork rind in bulk
Look at this! It's the usual Morrisons Pork Rind for Crackling, but there are 5 sheets. This must be how it arrives in the supermarket, ready for the staff to cut up, individually for the punters. It's raw, there is loads of it, so you can cook it if you are having a small get together!
Morrison's raw pork rind in a big blue bag
Morrison's pork rind is usually individually rolled packed onsite by staff. You can see how it is sold here.
If you are looking to buy it reduced as I do, then look here to get some handy buying reduced pork rind tips.
Why the big blue bag?
The rind must arrive at Morrison's bulk packed in these large blue bags. The butcher must then open the bag and divide up the rind for sale on the shop floor.
But if the bulk bag is coming close to the use by date, then it gets reduced like everything else in the supermarket.
A case in point, I once bought 100 boiled eggs for £1.00 in one of these blue bags. These eggs find their way to the self service salad bar, but not this time!
Lots of raw pork rind
This is what was in the bag. I got the knife out to cut it up. But as we know, cutting raw pork rind is a tricky task. You need a very sharp knife.
I unrolled the rind and found that there were 5 large sheets. Each one was just the right for a single scratchings session. If you want to know how to make pork scratchings at home then click here. If you don't have an oven, then you can always try our frying pan method!
So, I divided them up, put each one in a plastic bag, ready for the freezer.
We often use Morrison's raw pork rind here at Hairy Bar Snacks
So, If you have been here before, you will know that we sometimes (often) use Morrison's Pork Rind to make our homemade pork scratchings. It's easy to get your hands on (if you live near a branch of Morrison's) it's raw, and sometimes it's ready scored. Simply put, all you need to do is unwrap it, cut it up and cook it. It's perfect for making pork scratchings at home in the oven or frying pan. If you really want to make sure that you do the best for the rind you buy and make great scratchings, then you should look at our method here. making scratchings is simple, but like with all cooking (even making toast), there are a few hints and tips that you may find useful. If you can't be bothered to read the whole method, then have a look at our simple top cooking tips for making scratchings.
It's cheap and often reduced in price!
Morrison's Pork Rind rarely costs more than £1.00 for a big rolled-up piece. This is more than enough raw pork rind to make scratchings for one session. Seriously, you probably wouldn't eat all that you cook in one sitting (but we may be wrong!). The other thing that's good about Morrison's Pork Rind is that because it's a fairly niche product, it's often reduced. If you look at our Instagram feed, you will see that we often manage to pick it up for next to nothing. Because it's near to its best before date, we often freeze it for use at a later date. You can't buy it online via the Morrison's website.
But how are you going to make Scratchings / Crackling at home?
Cooking a big slab of raw pork rind may seem a bit daunting, but don't worry, we are here to help. We have done all the hard work for you and have created two perfect & simple recipes. They have full instructions and some nice glossy images so that you can see what your scratchings should look like, throughout the process! How to make pork scratchings at home in your oven or how to make pork crackling in a frying pan.