‘Loaded Pork Skin Nachos’ Is the Decadent Snack You Deserve

It’s nacho ordinary pig-out.

Rodney Scott’s World of BBQ

Legendary barbecue pitmaster Rodney Scott’s new book, Rodney Scott’s World of BBQ, is packed with meat-tastic recipes. But perhaps none are as intriguing as the James Beard award-winning South Carolina chef’s signature Pork Skin “Nachos”, which he explains how to make below. 

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“I know you’ve had fried tortilla chips with cheese and hot peppers,” Scott writes. “And I know you’ve had stuffed potato skins. But believe me, pork skin nachos are on another level. These are as rich as can be, but worth every calorie.”

Pork Skin “Nachos”


3 ounces pork skins

(1 medium bag)

¼ cup grated cheddar cheese

½ cup shredded or chopped barbecued pork (or any other smoked meat), warmed through

¼ cup Kathy’s Sweet Sauce or Rodney’s White Barbecue Sauce

1 tablespoon Crispy Bacon Bits

2 tablespoons thinly sliced scallion (white and green parts)

2 heaping tablespoons sour cream


Position a rack in the center of the oven and preheat the oven to 425°F. 

Arrange the pork skins on a sheet pan large enough to hold them and top with the cheddar and the meat. 

Transfer to the oven for just long enough to melt the cheese, 5 to 7 minutes. 

Remove from the oven and top with the sauce, bacon bits, scallions, and sour cream. 

Serve hot.

Rodney Scott’s World of BBQ