Crispy Pata (Deep-Fried Leg of Pork) Recipe

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Crispy Pata  (Deep-Fried Leg of Pork)
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  1. Clean pata and slit skin (3-4 slits on both sides) without cutting bone.
  2. Place in a deep pan with a tight cover.
  3. Add water, 7 Up and salt. Bring to a boil after 15 minutes, add baking soda. Baking soda will hasten the softening of the pata’s skin. Continue cooking for another hour or until tender. If water dries up and pata is not yet done, add another cup of water. Drain when done.
  4. Hang for 1 day or place in refrigerator overnight to make skin dry. Before frying, brush with patis (fish sauce) and sprinkle with flour generously.
  5. Deep fry until crispy and golden brown. Put off heat and pour 1/4 cup water. This will make the skin more crispy.
  6. ENJOY!
  7. *Prep and cooking time doesnt include drying the leg all day or overnight.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 277.06 Kcal (1160 kJ)
Calories from fat 85.17 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 9.46g 15%
Cholesterol 123.38mg 41%
Sodium 1614.38mg 67%
Potassium 732.26mg 16%
Total Carbs 4.32g 1%
Sugars 1.21g 5%
Dietary Fiber 0.6g 2%
Protein 37.73g 75%
Vitamin C 9.3mg 15%
Iron 2.2mg 12%
Calcium 34.6mg 3%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 83.45 Kcal (349 kJ)
Calories from fat 25.65 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 2.85g 15%
Cholesterol 37.16mg 41%
Sodium 486.25mg 67%
Potassium 220.55mg 16%
Total Carbs 1.3g 1%
Sugars 0.37g 5%
Dietary Fiber 0.18g 2%
Protein 11.36g 75%
Vitamin C 2.8mg 15%
Iron 0.7mg 12%
Calcium 10.4mg 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Recipe Tags

Weightwatchers Points

  • 6.2
  • 6

Good Points

  • low fat,
  • saturated fat free,
  • sugar free

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium

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