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
(Kitchen Measuring)

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

Filipino Food Recipe


Have You Tried These Other Filipino Dish?

Squash with Pork Guisado (Sautéed Squash with Pork)

SquashGuisado

Ingredients : 1 whole butternut squash pared, seeded and sliced 1 tbsp. vegetable oil 1/2 lb. pork, sliced 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 onion, chopped 2 tomatoes, chopped 2 cups water patis (fish sauce), salt and pepper, to taste chopped green onions, for garnishing (optional) Cooking Procedures : In a pan, heat oil over medium heat. Cook pork until it turns slightly brown. Add g[...]

Spaghetti – My Kids Favorite Pasta

Spaghetti

Ingredients : 1/4 lb. ground pork 1/4 lb. ground beef 4 cloves garlic, minced 2 onions, chopped 1 tsp. oregano 1/4 cup sugar salt and pepper, to taste 2 to 4 hotdogs (wieners), sliced 1 can tomato sauce 1 can tomato paste 1 cup spaghetti water cornstarch, to thicken (optional) 1/2 lb. spaghetti grated cheese (of your choice), for toppings Cooking Procedures : Boil spaghetti ac[...]

Misua with Egg Soup

Misua

Ingredients : 1 tbsp. oil 1 clove garlic, minced 1 onion, thinly sliced 3 cups chicken stock or water patis (fish sauce), salt and pepper, to taste 1 oz. misua (fine threadlike egg noodles) 4 eggs green onions, for garnish Cooking Procedures : In a medium saucepan, heat oil over medium heat. Sauté garlic and onion. Add chicken stock or water and bring to a boil. Stir in misua[...]

Chili Con Carne II

Chili Con Carne 2

Ingredients : 1 cup uncooked kidney beans 3 cups water (or 1 can red kidney beans, optional) 1 lb. ground beef 1 tbsp. crushed garlic 1 cup chopped onion 1 cup chopped tomatoes 1 cup sliced celery 2 to 3 tbsp. chili powder 1 tsp. oregano 1 tsp. cumin 2 tsp. salt 2 tbsp. sugar 2 tbsp. liquid seasoning 1 tsp. hot sauce 1/2 cup bacon, fried and crumbled, for garnishing Cooking Pr[...]

Beef and Bean Stir-fry

BeefandBeanStir-fry

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 rin[...]

Leave A Comment...

*