My family and I love good Mexican food, and usually enjoy it once a week. One of our most favorite meals along that line are Carnita Tacos. Carnitas are a Mexican specialty of seasoned pulled pork and traditionally deep fried in lard. It’s so popular that If you go into an authentic Mexican market, which can be found in abundance in larger cities, you’ll see a huge pan of these in their meat department deli, pre-cooked and ready to buy.
While I use lard occasionally in my cooking, I don’t have the time, or amounts of lard called for to deep fry the meat. I’ve found a much easier way of getting that delicious crisp edge on them though. After they are done cooking, just give them a quick fry in a small amount of bacon grease on the stove top and voila, you have carnitas that are very close to the real thing in texture and taste both. So next time your craving tacos give this recipe a try, it’s delicious.
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