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Chicharrónes in Nicaragua

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Chicharrónes

Chicharrónes in Granada, Nicaragua

Kirsten Hubbard
Definition: Chicharrónes are seasoned, deep-fried pork rinds -- a.k.a., fried pork skin. Chicharrón can be found all over Central America, but is most popular in Nicaragua. In fact, it's been called the national food of Nicaragua. The central park of Granada, Nicaragua is home to the region's most famous Chicharrónes vendors: the Granada street carts.

Chicharrónes are also widely sold as bagged snacks in Central America grocery stores, often flavored with chile or lime.

Pronunciation: chee-cha-ROAN-ess
Also Known As: chicharrón, pork rinds
Alternate Spellings: chicharon, chicharones

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