How to Make Pigskin-Worthy Pork Wings

pork wing ingredients

Recipe by Justin Brunson, owner/executive chef, Old Major

Here's what you need:

  • Pork belly
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup kosher salt
  • Chicken or pork stock
  • 8oz Frank's Red Hot
  • 4oz butter
  • Blue cheese
  • Carrot & celery sticks (and something to snack on so you don't eat all the carrot sticks while making these)


pork belly

Rub the belly with salt and brown sugar, then throw it in a Ziploc bag. Leave it in the fridge for 24 hours. Leave it in for another 48 hours, and it'll taste like a hilarious Eddie Murphy movie. But seriously, leaving it in for 72 hours yields amazing flavor.

braised pork belly

Pre-heat the oven to 300 degrees. Braise the belly in the stock before covering a casserole dish with foil and throwing it in.

pork in oven

Cook for 3 hours at 300 degrees.

patting pork dry

Take it out, pat it dry. Cut it into bite-size pieces and deep-fry at 375 degrees. If you don't have a deep fryer, any pan will do. Heat the oil to medium temp, and it should be hot enough that it'll boil when you slowly drop the belly in with tongs. PLEASE BE CAREFUL.

butter and hot sauce

While that's frying up, melt butter and Frank's Red Hot together in a pan.

fried and sauced pork wings

Pour it over the fried deliciousness and toss.

pork wings

Plate with carrot sticks, celery sticks, and blue cheese. Try not to eat them all before kickoff.