Crispy Pata is yet another traditional Filipino Dish made from fried pork legs. Pata which means Pork Feet in the Spanish language is quite popular due to it’s crispiness and delicious taste after dipping it in vinigar with soya sauce. Even it’s not a healthy Filipino Dish cause it’s high in cholesterol, people can’t resist the the delicious taste of the pork and it’s ease to eat.
The main ingrediënt needed for the Crispy Pata dish are:
- One pork leg (pata) with skin
- Four litres water for boiling
- Two tablespoons of salt
- Cooking Oil for frying
- Three bay leaves
Ingrediënts needed for the Crispy Pata Sauce:
- One red onion
- Three cloves garlic
- Two tablespoons of sugar
- Half cup of water
- One cup vinegar
- Quarter cup of soy sauce
- One tablespoon of black pepper (grinded)
Procedure to prepare Filipino Crispy Pata dish:
First take the pork leg and boil it with two tablespoons of salt and bay leaves in four litres of water for about one hour until the pork is tender. When it’s done and the meat it tender enough let it drain/air dry for about three hours. Make sure the meat is really dry and all moisture is out of the meat!
Add oil into a deep frying pan or wok and make sure it reaches boiling heat. Add the crispy pata into the oil until the skin puffs up. It’s important that the skin becomes crunchy! Don’t leave leave this process unattended!
When done, remove it from the oil, place it on a place and serve the Crispy Pata while it’s still hot together with the sauce.
Procedure to prepare Filipino Crispy Pata Sauce:
Prepare the red onions and by chopping it finely together with the garlic cloves.
Mix the vinegar, water and soya sauce together. When done add the chopped onions and garlic and two tablespoons of sugar. Finally season the sauce with salt and pepper.