Crispy Pata (Crispy Pork Leg)

    9 hours

    This a delectable pork dish you can make for any day of the week although it takes time to cook it.

    Rizal, Philippines
    4 people made this

    Serves: 4 

    • 1 pork leg (pata) with skin
    • 4 litres (16 cups) water for boiling
    • 1 tbsp salt
    • Oil for frying
    • 125ml (1/2 cup) vinegar
    • 2 cloves garlic, mashed
    • Salt and pepper to taste

    Prep:5min  ›  Cook:1hr15min  ›  Extra time:7hr40min  ›  Ready in:9hr 

    1. Boil the pork leg in water with salt until tender, about 1 hour. Pat dry and let cool in the refrigerator or overnight.
    2. In a deep-fryer or wok, heat oil and fry pork until skin puffs up.The crunchy, puffed-up skin is the best part.
    3. To make the dipping sauce, mix vinegar with mashed garlic and season with salt and pepper.

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