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
(Baking Conversion Chart)

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 Recipes


Have You Tried These Other Filipino Dishes ?

Ingredients : 1 lb. sirloin, sliced thinly into short strips 3 tbsp. butter (or margarine) 1 onion, thinly sliced 2 tbsp. flour 1 to 1-1/2 cup milk 1 tbsp. curry salt and pepper, to taste 1 tbsp. Worcestershire sauce hot fluffy rice Cooking Procedures : In a pan, melt butter over medium heat. Cook meat in hot butter for about 2 to 4 minutes or until it turns slightly brown. Transfer to a dish and set aside. In the same pan, add onions a[...]

filipino humba

I love Humba Recipe. This Filipino recipe is a popular filipino dish in the Visayas and Mindanao regions of the Philippines, of course that’s based on my knowledge because I used to lived from these two areas. In Luzon region, I know they have a humba version too but don’t know how they call them. Humba is one of the Filipino dishes I prepared during our recent get-together with our friends here in our town. Everyone loved [...]

Ingredients : 1 (3 to 5 lbs.) fresh pork ham roast (or boneless shoulder picnic roast, a hog’s head, or any parts of pork of your choice) salt Cooking Procedures : Preheat oven to 350°F. Prepare a roasting pan. Clean pork ham (or any pork parts of your choice) thoroughly. Dry with paper towels. Rub generously with salt all over. Transfer to a roasting pan and bake for about 3-1/2 hours (40 minutes per pound). Cover ears of hog[...]

Ingredients : 2 tbsp. vegetable oil 3 cloves garlic, minced 1 onion, chopped 3 tomatoes, chopped 1 cup ground meat (pork or beef or mixed) 3 to 5 cups water 3 pcs. potatoes, peeled and diced salt and pepper, to taste Cooking Procedures : Heat oil in a pan over medium heat. Sauté garlic, onion and tomatoes until soft and wilted. Add ground meat and cook until lightly browned for about 3 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Pour in wate[...]

Ingredients : 2 eggs 2 tbsp. milk salt and pepper 1 or 2 tsp. butter (or bacon fat or vegetable oil) Cooking Procedures : Break eggs into bowl. Add milk and season with salt and pepper. Beat with fork. In a small heavy skillet, melt butter (or heat bacon fat or vegetable oil) over medium-low heat. Tip pan so bottom of pan is completely greased with fat. Pour in egg mixture. Using rubber spatula, stir to create curds, and pushing the egg[...]

Leave A Comment...

*