Recipe by chefmikep
"Nuggets of pork shoulder are slowly cooked with orange and onion in lard in this authentic Mexican dish."
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lard for frying (manteca)
boneless pork shoulder, cut into 1 1/2-inch cubes
1 1/2 teaspoons
coarse ground black pepper
whole garlic cloves
I make authentic carnitas by frying the chunked pork with salt in a large cast iron skillet. I add lard as needed and have never needed more than 1/2 cup. When it's all cooked I pour in green or red salsa and sizzle it up for a minute or two. Done! No need for a gallon of fat!
Great almost as good as the ones bought at the mexican stores!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Manteca Fried Carnitas
Serving Size: 1/20 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 20
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 243
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