Fried Pig Skins – Cab Moo
Once I have mentioned about this food Cab Moo and introduced that it was one of my unhealthiest Thai food lists (but I like it :p)
Cab Moo is made from pig’s skin, deep fry in the hot vegetable oil. We can save this food outside the fridge for a long time and it will still be okay to eat.
If you eat potato chips when you are watching T.V at home, my aunts and I eat Cab Moo as a snack.
2 Kg. pig’s skin
1 tbsp. Salt
1 tbsp. light soy sauce or 1/2 tbsp. black sweet soy sauce
Oil from pork
1. Cut pig’s skin 1.5 inches long. Clean very well, use a thin blade scrape the hair and unpleasant spot out. Clean with water again and leave it drain.
2. Boil in boiling water until the skin is cooked and then leave it drain. Make sure there’s no water left. You can use hand towel press on each piece, now we really know it is really dry out. After that, add salt and light soy sauce.
3. Fry pork skin in very hot oil (can be vegetable oil or pig’s oil). However, the oil from pig will leave strange smell on the food. When each piece turns gold, remove from the pan.
4. Next, eat with Som Tam. !!! My Favorite food.. Or serve with northern style dipping sauce, Nam Prig Ong.
The other kind of Cab Moo is called Gag Moo, this type has a lot of fat from pork and I think that makes it taste better.
To do this one, just choose the skin part that has lots of fat. Cut it to dice shape and fry on medium heat until it turns gold. Don’t burn them. Be careful.
Lastly, sprinkle salt all over. It taste as good as Cab Moo when you eat with Som Tam. Well, anything tastes good with my Som Tam!! Haha