Fried Pig Skins – Cab Moo
Once I mentioned about this food Cab Moo and introduced it as one of the unhealthiest Thai foods on my list! But I like it so much I have to tell you about 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 TV at home, my aunts and I do the same thing when we eat Cab Moo as a snack when we watch Thai Volleyball on the TV. 🙂
Preparation for Fried Pig Skins
Pig Skin – 2 kg. (4.4 lb.)
Salt – 1 tbsp.
Soy Sauce – 1 tbsp. or Black Sweet Soy Sauce – 1/2 tbsp.
Pork Oil (animal fat) or Vegetable Oil.
Cab Moo Cooking Instructions
1. Cut the pig’s skin into pieces 1.5 inches long. Clean it very well, use a thin blade to scrape the hair and unpleasant spots out. Clean with water again and leave it drain.
2. Boil in boiling water until the skin is cooked and then leave it to drain. Make sure there’s no water left. You can use a hand towel press on each piece, now we really know 🙂 if it is really dry. After that, add salt and light soy sauce.
3. Fry the pork skin in very hot oil (can be vegetable oil or pig’s oil). However, the oil from the pig will leave a strange smell on the food. When each piece turns gold, remove it from the pan.
4. Next, eat with Som Tam! My Favorite food. 🙂 Or serve with northern-style dipping sauce, Nam Prig Ong.
You could really eat it with just about anything. Our local Chicken/pork noodle soup restaurant serves fried pork in bags at the front of their store, and they put a piece or two in each soup they sell.
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 a dice shape and fry on medium heat until it turns gold. Don’t burn them. Be careful.
Lastly, sprinkle salt all over. 🙂 It tastes as good as Cab Moo when you eat with Som Tam. Well, anything tastes good with my Som Tam!! Haha 🙂
You can see in Thailand that so many restaurants sell bags of this to take home or to eat with your meal. The reason is because it probably makes a lot of money. Everyone loves it and few people can resist