*This is a round up of recipes I have posted using leftover Pork Carnitas (Mexican Pulled Pork). * I will continually update this post when I share more recipes made using Pork Carnitas.
Pork Carnitas are a brilliant standby to have in the freezer for quick midweek meals. Not only are they are ridiculously tasty and versatile, and they freeze well.
My Pork Carnitas") recipe is very easy but so full of flavour. It is made in a slow cooker and it takes only 5 minutes to prepare, then just set and forget. Then I divide them into servings size ziplock bags and pop them in the freezer. To use, I simply defrost, then I always, always flash fry them in a frying pan with a little oil to make them golden and crispy, just like you see in the photo above. There is no shortcut for this – the caramelisation does wonders for the flavour. And you simply cannot achieve the same flavour by grilling/broiling or baking. Plus if you grill or bake it, you lose moisture which defeats the purpose of slow cooking which makes this meat incredibly juicy.