What Are Carnitas?
这里有一家名为Oteos的当地餐厅，我 - 实际上我们 - 迷恋他们的炸玉米饼。Cade通常去牛排炸玉米饼，但我总是得到卡尼塔斯。他们的猪肉肉食是我曾经拥有的最好的。卡尼拉斯略微多汁，柔软，含有最有趣的柑橘。除了用猪肉扔在炸玉米饼上扔小橙色和腌制的红洋葱，你甚至可能不会抓住它。就是这样。没有疯狂的酱汁和混乱，只是一个干净，惊人的炸玉米饼。
I have some Spanish abilities but even someone with minimal Spanish knowledge will know that carnitas literally means “little meats.” It originated in state of Michoacán, Mexico. Carnitas are most often made using pork and braising it in lard until super tender. I’ve heard of people making beef carnitas, but when I hear carnitas, I automatically think pork.
为了制作最好的猪肉卡内塔，你需要一定要使用Carnitas调味料的合适混合物。幸运的是，我们为你做了腿部工作！以下是我们曾经制造过这种正宗的卡内斯食谱（请注意这篇食谱有三个部分 - 盐水，猪肉和烹饪成分）：
- Apple cider vinegar
- Bay leaves
- Brown sugar
- Kosher salt
- Spices (there are lots, but all are pantry staples!)
猪肉buttis what you’re after when it comes to carnitas. It has a higher fat content, which makes the meat super juicy and tender.
What’s the Difference Between Pork Shoulder and Pork Butt?
Did you know thatpork shoulder and pork buttare the same thing? Pork shoulder actually comes from the pig’s shoulder, so why is it also called pork butt if it’s not coming from the pig’s toosh? This name dates back to Colonial times when Boston butchers would pack the pork shoulder in barrels that they called butts.
Here are some other names that you might see tossed around for pork shoulder:
- Fresh pork butt
- Shoulder roast
How to Make Carnitas at Home
2. Flavor the meat.让我们最好的猪肉肠道的下一步是干擦。它用最好的味道包装这个猪肉！猪肉培养后，将其从液体中拉出并用纸巾擦干。然后用干擦（盐，牛至，干橙皮，洋葱粉，大蒜粉和地面香菜）完全揉搓。
3.. Cook low and slow.The dry rub is the key to getting that crusty exterior that is to die for! Set that butt in a roasting pan with the roasting liquids and it cooks low and slow at 225 degrees F for 12-14 hours. I always check the internal temperature at 12 hours and it has almost always been done. An internal temp of 200 degrees is the magic number you are looking for. That is the temp where pork shoulder becomes perfectly shreddable!
4.. Crisp up the meat.Add the shredded pork to a well oiled skillet and toss as it begins to crisp. Remove to a pan and repeat until all batches are done!
read more:如果你喜欢这个猪肉卡尼塔斯食谱，你也会喜欢我们的Carolina Pulled Pork！！
Do I Have to Brine Pork for Carnitas?
In short, YES! Brining is the process of adding moisture to muscle fibers within food and dissolving the proteins most often using high concentrations of salt. When pork is brined, flavors and moisture content are enhanced. Our BEST pork carnitas should be brined for a minimum of 8 hours or overnight. Brining is an absolute must!
Can I Make Pork Carnitas in a CrockPot?
绝对的!这些猪肉肠道肯定可以在慢炖锅中完成。按照写入的说明进行操作，然后烹饪在慢炖锅中低8-10小时. After the meat has rested, you will still want to crisp the meat in a pan on the stove-top before serving.
Can I Make Pork Carnitas in an Instant Pot?
Yep! We have anInstant Pot Carnitas recipe在我们的博客上，我建议使用它。
Can Pork Carnitas Be Frozen?
Yes, carnitas make a great freezer meal! To freeze them, allow the meat to cool completely and transfer to a freezer bag. Leave a little bit of extra room in the bag since the meat will expand when freezing. Frozen carnitas should be eaten within 2-3 months.
- Burrito bowls
We like to keep the toppings simple on these pork carnitas tacos just like Oteo’s because the meat is so dang good. But feel free to do as much or as little as you want for toppings. A few taco topping ideas are:
- Fresh pico de gallo
- Shredded cheese
- Fresh cilantro
- Pickled red onions
- Fresh orange
- Hot sauce
Tips for Making the BEST Pork Carnitas
我们更喜欢使用骨头猪肉对接，因为骨骼增加了菜肴的味道。如果您使用无骨或拔腿猪肉肩，很可能会更快地完成。只要留意它 - 我就会开始检查大约9-10小时。
Note that meat likes to rest after it comes out of the oven. I get it, meat! I love me a good rest too! Resting allows the juices to redistribute and reabsorb back into the meat, which then makes the meat more tender and juicy. We allow our pork to rest for up to 2 hours before shredding it to make our favorite pork carnitas tacos.
If you know you’ll be freezing some of the pork carnitas, I recommend waiting to fry the meat in the oil until you thaw and reheat it. This way you’ll still have crispy pork carnitas even though the meat was first frozen!
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The BEST Pork Carnitas
- 1/2CupKosher Salt
- 1TablespoonOrange Peeldried
- 3-4磅猪肉Butt那bone-in * (see notes for using boneless or cubed pork shoulder)
- 1TablespoonKosher Salt
- 11/2TeaspoonsOrange Peeldried
- 2TeaspoonsGarlic Powder
- 1TeaspoonGround Coriander
- 1/4CupLime Juice
- 1/4CupChicken Broth
For the Brine
Combine all brine ingredients in a large pot and stir to combine.
Add the pork and place a lid on then stick it in the fridge for 8 hours or overnight.
Heat the oven to 225 degrees F.
Mix together the liquids and pour in the bottom of the roasting pan.
Remove the meat and let rest for up 2 hours.
Heat some oil in a pan over medium high heat.
Add the shredded pork in small amounts and toss as it begins to crisp. Remove to a pan and repeat until all batches are done.
- To make this dish in a slow cooker, follow the same instructions except cook on low for 8 - 10 hours. You will still want to crisp them up in a pan on the stove after the meat has rested.
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