Pulled Pork Crisps

When I made Pulled Pork Tacos last week I had a feeling that Ryan needed a little something to hold him over until dinner.  You could attribute this feeling to woman’s intuition or to the fact that Ryan was grabbing and eating the pork faster than I could shred it.  Either way, if that kept up, we wouldn’t have anything left over for tacos. In other words, I needed to do something and I needed to do it quickly. These bite size pork crisps were a great solution. With all of the yummy flavor of a pulled pork taco in bite size appetizer form, they are filling enough to tide over even the hungriest of husbands.

The idea for this was kind of like a shot in the dark. I had all of the fixin’s for tacos right there in front of me so I decided what the heck, lets give it a try. In a bowl I mixed together some of the shredded pork, a few diced onions, some avocado and jalapenos. Next I opened a bag of my favorite kettle style potato chips and picked out a few that were rather flat or had just a slight curl, creating a nice pocket that was perfect for a scoop of the pork mixture. I piled the pork mixture on top and that was that. The salty, crunchiness of the potato chip paired nicely with the tender pork , creamy avocado and spicy jalapeno. The combination of flavors created a tasty treat that we couldn’t stop eating, yet they are small enough that we still had room for tacos.

The Recipe

  • Serves 4
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Ingredients:

  • 2 teaspoons minced red onion
  • 2 teaspoons minced jalapeno
  • 1 tablespoon seeded and diced tomato
  • 2 tablespoons diced avocado
  • thick cut potato chips
  • cilantro

Instructions:

  1. In a skillet cook shredded pork over medium heat until warmed through. Transfer to a bowl.
  2. In the same bowl as pork, add red onion, jalapeno, tomato and avocado. Stir to combine.
  3. Spoon pork mixture onto potato chips. Top with a cilantro leaf.
  4. Transfer to a serving platter and serve.

If you're not a potato chip fan, these would also be good with crispy, salty tortilla chips. Enjoy!

  • http://www.shewearsmanyhats.com Amy J in SC

    These look yummy. Why I don’t think of cooking pulled pork during the holidays is beyond me – it’s a great comfort food and perfect for a chilly night (and for a pork lovin’ husband).

  • http://simplyscrumptiousfoodie.com/ Jessie

    very cute and yumm appetizers, they sort of remind me little individual nachos

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