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Food Trends Worth Trying

It’s a new year, so we’re taking stock of the top food trends that will soon be sweeping the nation. Whether you’re an Original Pork Rinds kind of a snacker or you prefer Bold & Spicy BBQ Pork Rinds, open your mind and take a look at what rind lovers everywhere will see in the New Year!

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No-Waste Kitchens
This year, more and more kitchens and restaurants declare themselves waste-free. Re-invent your leftovers and commit to this exciting movement! Our Peanut Butter Pork Rind Bars are completely customizable, so throw your favorite nuts or crushed candies in!

Bread is Back
Take back bread and jump into this food trend with our Crackling Bread. Forget everything you once new about bread. It’s the perfect accompaniment to almost any meal and we’re here to tell you: It’s heaven straight from the oven!

Healthy Fast Food
Fifty-eight percent of shoppers say it’s important to pay attention to nutrition when it comes to their dining out choices. So while old-school fast food spots will hurry to make their menus healthier in 2016, you’ll start to notice new joints popping up. We’ll stick to our zero carb, high protein pork rinds thank you!

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Real Men Eat (Spicy) Rinds


Can you handle the heat? On January 16, train your tongue to tolerate even the spiciest of foods. It’s all mind over matter, fellow pork rind lovers. That’s what #HotandSpicyFoodDay is all about! Don’t just muddle your way through another hot dish … savor it! Heat seekers make the most of it with these three tried and true tips:

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#1: Take small steps.
Want to really learn to love spice? Try taking small steps and sprinkle a little chili powder on your mac and cheese or go bold with red pepper flakes! You might even want to add a couple of drops of hot sauce into your ketchup.

#2: In case of emergency, have coolants on hand.
When you’ve got a deliciously spicy meal in front of you, don’t take that first bite until you have a safety net in place. Our Hot and Spicy Pork Rind Chicken Wings pair perfectly with a cool ranch dipping sauce that balances the heat with the fiery flavor!

#3: Flavor, flavor, flavor.
“The number one mistake most people make when spicing their food is using too much of a spice. Fresh spices, used sparingly, add great flavor,” says Modern Spice author Monica Bhide. Try an inventive recipe like our Huevos con Chicarron to make a one-of-a-kind dish!

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3 crunchy pork rind recipes perfect for your Man Cave

It’s where you go to escape. It’s a space all your own. Your home just wouldn’t be the same without it … it’s your man cave!
 
We get it. And now, we’ve got three more reasons to hang out there during football season. With these three killer recipes, watching the game with the guys will never be the same.

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Bean Beer Dip with Pork Rinds: The pig skin season is finally here and there’s no better tailgating combination than football, beer, cheese and of course pork rinds!


Yummy Onion Rings: Is there anything more to say?


Cheesy Bites: Mozzarella cheese, meet pork rinds. This savory snack will be gone before half time.

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Wrap your noggin’ around this pork rind recipe!

Forget everything you know about the french toast recipes you get at those fancy restaurants. Rudolph’s version takes it up a notch by adding a little bacony crunch in every bite. Hey, you won’t need a side of bacon with this recipe (but of course that’s crazy, more bacon is more better). This french toast is so good, you just may oui, oui yourself.

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Not-Your-Mama’s French Toast

Ingredients

  • 1/2 of a 3–oz. bag of Rudolph’s Pork Rinds
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 3 pkts sweetener of choice
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp egg nog extract [optional]

Directions

  1. Crumble pork rinds up until they resemble bread crumbs. Set aside.
  2. Beat eggs well and then mix with remaining ingredients and beat again. Add crushed pork rinds to the egg/cream mixture and allow to sit for approximately 5 minutes. Mixture will thicken into a paste during this time.
  3. Meanwhile, heat skillet or griddle with butter or oil, and when hot, fry pancake-style until golden brown on both sides. Serve with maple syrup.

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You haven’t homegated until you’ve homegated with Rudolph’s pork rinds

This football season, we’re doing it right. Pork Rind Appreciation Day is just around the corner. Just by playing our new Sack the Quarterback game, you could win $3,500 and a year’s worth of pork rinds.

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And we’ve got all the best tips so that you can homegate the right way.
 

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Did you know that 70% of football fans would rather get together with friends at home to enjoy the game than actually go to the game?
 
This season, skip the traffic and the rowdy crowds. Throw a great party with your family and friends at home with these easy-to-follow tips:

  1. Go to the grocery store a few days ahead of time so that game day is just about great football, great friends and great times.
  2. Keep guests full and focused on the game with plenty of party snacks. Our Yummy Onion Rings and Luau Pig Poppers are sure to be a touchdown.
  3. Use disposable plates, cups, and silverware so you don’t have to worry about dirty dishes during or after the party! This way, you can host your homegate and enjoy it too!
  4. Use your slow cooker to keep dips, like our Charro Beans, warm during the event. Simple!

 
So, who will you be cheering for this weekend? Share your favorite football team with us on Facebook or Twitter with #RudolphsFan and you could win a signed football with Coach Ditka’s signature!

your favorite pork rinds

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Play for a chance to Win $3500 and a year’s supply of pork rinds!

We’re counting down to Pork Rind Appreciation Day on February 7 with fellow pork rind lover and Hall of Famer, Bobby Bell. Have you played to win $3,500 and a year’s worth of Rudolph’s pork rinds yet?

Rudolph Foods Pork Rind Appreciation Day
 
Come back everyday to play our Sack the Quarterback and you could be the lucky rind fan to win BIG on the Big Game Day.

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Between now and the big game, a portion of each purchase of all Rudolph Foods branded products, including Rudolph’s, Southern Recipe, Pepe’s Snacks and Lee’s Pig Skins, will support the Gridiron Greats Assistance Fund, Inc. up to $15,000!

Celebrate Pork Rind Appreciation Day and help the Gridiron GreatsThis nonprofit organization that provides medical and financial assistance to former National Football League (NFL) players in dire need is one we’re fans of … and you should be too!

Buy rinds. Give back. Play. Repeat!

Find us on Facebook or Twitter to let us know how much you love our new game!

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Nosh on the perfect plate of nachos

RudolphsPorkRindNachosIs there anything better than a messy, cheesy, loaded plate of nachos? Not when you use pork rinds instead of tortilla chips. Step it up a notch for National Nachos Day.

Open wide and don’t even bat an eye when that gooey cheese drips down your chin … What else can you do when you come face-to-face with a plate of the ultimate pork rind nachos? Just enjoy!

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So, how do you achieve nacho mastery? Follow these five steps for the Best. Nachos. Ever. Every rind lover will love them.

  1. Lay the foundation. Looking for a chip that’s sturdy enough to hold all of your toppings but not too thick? Look no further than Rudolph’s Pork Rinds. What tortilla chip is crispy, airy and packs a powerful pork flavor? Silence … that’s what we thought. Choose your favorite flavor.
  2. Get cheesy. Look for cheeses with melt-ability. Skip all the fancy names and head straight for the Monterey Jack. For some spice, try Pepper Jack.
  3. Layer it up. The perfect way to layer your pork rinds and toppings? For maximum crunchy-to-gooey texture, start with a layer of pork rinds that completely covers the bottom of your tray. Then, slather it with any toppings that need to be hot or melted, like beans, shredded meat, and cheese. Repeat.
  4. Stay cool. Keep toppings like sour cream, salsa, guacamole and avocado cold by slathering them on after your pork rinds, beans and cheese have all cooked in the oven.
  5. Clean up. While this part of the process isn’t nearly as fun as the eating part, think of it early and it won’t be so hard. Aluminum foil can make that melted cheese as deliciously satisfying to clean up as it is to eat. Crunch on!

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Here’s to hunting season

It’s hunting season! Whether you’ve been hunting on the same plot your whole life or you’re exploring some new territory, make this a season to remember. Just remember, when you come home pork rinds make a snack to unwind with and plan your next hunt!
 

 
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This season, we want to hear: What does hunting season mean to you? One of our very own here at Rudolph’s shares why he loves this time of year:
 
“This year marks the 51st anniversary I will be going deer hunting with my dad and the 28th year with my kids. We have been hunting on the same lease in south Texas for more than 30 years. As my mom says, we are “making memories”.

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We hunt about 11,000 acres of some of the finest whitetail country in Texas. We also have over a dozen Asian and African species. We get to share lots of deer, food and campfire stories. My dream hunt? Cape Buffalo. I would love to hunt something so powerful! We have been hunting wild boars with knives for the last ten years or so and I would love to turn it up a notch.”

Find us on Facebook or Twitter to share your favorite hunting season memories!

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Join us for World Food Day

On October 16, we’ll celebrate World Food Day in an effort to raise awareness about the world hunger epidemic. Join us in spreading the word: Food is a basic human right just as pork rinds are a favorite Southern snack.

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Here’s how to celebrate with us:

  1. On October 16, buy a bag of Rudolph’s Pork Rinds for yourself and snag another bag for a family member, a friend, a co-worker … or simply share it with someone who needs a pick-me-up!
  2. Tag us in a post using @RudolphFoods and #WorldFoodDay to show us just how much you care!
  3. Post a picture of you and your rind-loving pal and we’ll send you a bag of Rudolph’s!

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Crunchtastic Pork Month recipes


Happy National Pork Month! Welcome to the pork rind lover’s blog. Looking for ways to fuel your day? Read on for all things delicious about America’s favorite meat plus one savory recipe you need to make NOW … Our mouths are watering at the thought!

Hunker down in your man cave, grab a bag of your favorite Rudolph’s Pork Rinds, and snack on these porky facts.

Did you know?

  • Pork is the world’s most widely eaten meat! It’s eaten almost as much as beef and poultry combined!
  • 94% of American’s eat pizza. Can you guess the most popular meat toppings? Sausage and pepperoni of course!
  • Ham is the number one sandwich eaten in U.S. households.
  • Pork has more protein than chicken and is high in zinc, iron and B-vitamins.

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Making this recipe is the perfect way to celebrate #NationalPorkMonth! Tender pork chops wrapped in crushed rinds are a surefire way to double your pork intake.

Want more? Visit us on Pinterest … Welcome to your new man cave, boys. Now let’s get in the kitchen because we’ve got 101 ways to eat pork rinds!

Pork Rind Pork Chops

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit. Spray a large baking sheet with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. Pour Rudolph’s Pork Rinds into a large bowl.
  3. 
Use a cup to crush into teeny-tiny bits.
  4. Whisk together eggs and Old Bay Seasoning to make an egg wash.
  5. Dip each pork chop into the egg wash.
  6. And then coat each side of the pork chop with crushed pork rinds.
  7. 
Place breaded pork chop onto sprayed baking sheet.
  8. Bake at 425 for 15 minutes, then remove from oven and flip each pork chop over to brown on the other side. Return to oven and bake for another 10 minutes, until golden brown and crispy.

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