For the crackling to stay crispy, you must NOT wrap it in plastic. Plastic will trap any residual moisture and will make the crackling soft and chewy the next day. You must store the crackling at room temperature and in a dry location. Perhaps wrap it in food-safe paper and store in a brown lunch bag.
How do you keep pork crackling from getting soft?
Try reheating it in the oven or a toaster oven; the dry heat should prevent things from getting chewy.
How do I save my pork crackling?
Pork crackling is rubbery
Place the scored pork, uncovered, on a wire rack to elevate it. Rub generously with sea salt, as this will help dry it out too. Give it a whole shelf in the fridge and let the cold air circulate around it.
How do you keep crispy pork crispy?
Paper bags are good options as well. After the food has substantially cooled, feel free to refrigerate. Don’t put your lechon in a sealed tupperware container while hot, as condensation from water evaporating from the meat while it is hot will often form and make your food soggy. Bring on the Mang Tomas and have at it.
Does crackling keep?
How long does pork crackling last in the fridge? Storing fresh cracklings — and reheating them to crispness — takes a little more than cooking technique, because you’re fighting oxygen and time. You get two to three days of refrigerator storage and up to two months of freezer storage when you pack cracklings airtight.
Should I pour boiling water over pork?
Once you’ve scored the rind, boil the jug, put the roast on a rack in the sink and pour the boiling water all over the pork, which shrinks the skin where the scoring is, helping heat, salt and oil penetrate deeper once you get to step 5. Try to avoid pouring onto any exposed meat, as it will just dry out.