Crispy Pata (Deep-Fried Pork Leg)


Ingredients :

  • 1 pork pata (pork leg), wash well
  • 1 cup soda pop (Sprite or 7-up)
  • water, for boiling
  • coarse sea salt
  • 1 tsp. peppercorns
  • 5 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 tbsp. soy sauce
  • 2 tsp. baking soda
  • oil, for frying
(Cooking Measurements )

Cooking Procedures :

  1. Clean pork pata. Slit skin (3-5 slits on each side) without cutting the bone.
  2. Place pork pata in a big pot. Add soda pop and water enough to cover the pork.
  3. Season with plenty of salt. Add peppercorns, crushed garlic, bay leaves and soy sauce.
  4. Covered and boil over high heat. Remove all the resulting scum that will rise to the top of the pot. Lower the heat and simmer for about an hour or until pork pata meat is tender (make sure that meat is not too tender).
  5. About 15 minutes of simmering, add baking soda (to soften the meat faster) and continue cooking.
  6. Drain pork pata when done. Let sit for a while so the juices settle. Dry with paper towels.
  7. Deep-fry pata until golden brown and blisters appear on skin. Drain on paper towels.
  8. Slice meat and transfer to a serving plate. Serve hot with sauce for dipping.
  9. Make sauce by combining soy sauce and white vinegar. You may add garlic, onion and chili pepper. Depends to your liking. Enjoy your crispy pata. !

Check Out More

Pinoy Food Recipe


Have You Tried These Other Lutong Pinoy Recipe ?

Ingredients : 1 lb. topside or round steak, cut into thin strips 2 tsp. brown sugar 2 tbsp. soy sauce (light or dark) 1 tbsp. patis (fish sauce) 2 tsp. lime juice pinch of salt and pepper, to taste 1 tbsp. vegetable oil 2 cloves garlic, minced 1/4 lb. sitaw, (string beans) or green beans, cut into 3 inches long 2 kaffir lime leaves, shredded (or a little finely grated lime rind) water (optional) 2 tbsp. coriander (cilant[...]

Ingredients : 4 pork chops 1 tsp. salt 1/3 tsp. pepper 1/2 cup flour 1/2 tsp. garlic powder 1 egg 2 tbsp. water salt and pepper, to taste 1/2 cup breadcrumbs oil, for frying Cooking Procedures : Rub pork chops with salt and pepper. Let stand for about 30 minutes in the refrigerator. In a bowl, combine flour and garlic. Set aside. In another bowl, whisk egg with water and season with salt and pepper until well blended. Se[...]

Chayote Guisado or Sayote Guisado (Sautéed Chayote) is another vegetable Filipino recipe that I love to cook. Here in Canada, finding a Chayote is not that difficult because they are now commonly sold in most known grocery stores like No Frills, Price Choppers and FreshCo. But few year back, I can’t find any chayote in our local community and I have to drive an hour drive just to have it. But recently, I was surpr[...]

Ingredients : 2-4 eggs water, for boiling Cooking Procedures : Place eggs in a deep saucepan and cover with cold water.  Bring to a boil over high heat. Remove from heat and cover.  Let standoff heat for 14 to 16 minutes. Transfer to an iced water bath (or set saucepan in the sink and run in cold water to cool eggs quickly.  This makes eggs easier to shell and keeps yolks from turning dark around the edges) and let c[...]

Ingredients : 1 lb. pork (pork belly or lean pork), cut thinly salt and pepper, to taste 1 to 2 cups Mama Sita’s Barbecue Marinade 1 tbsp. calamansi concentrate 1 tsp. salt 1/4 tsp. pepper bamboo sticks, for skewer Cooking Procedures : Cut pork into thinly slices (or whatever suits to your liking). This makes the meat cook faster in lesser time. Place sliced meat in a bowl and season with salt and pepper. Let sits [...]

Leave A Comment...

*