Pork Patatim (Filipino-Chinese Stewed Pork Leg/Knuckles) Recipe

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  • 3 -4 lbs pork legs (the pork pata i got from our asian market was already pre-cut)
  • 2 pieces star anise
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp hoisin sauce (optional)
  • oyster sauce (optional)
  • 6 cups water
  • 1/2 cup rice wine (optional)
  • sake (optional)
  • 1 tsp peppercorn
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch
  • 5 pieces baby bok choy


  1. Bake pork pata in oven at 450 until the skin turns brown. this is what prevents the skin from breaking when it is stewing. while the pork pata is baking, soak the shitake mushrooms in hot water.
  2. When done, place pata in a casserole. add the 6 cups of water, soy sauce, hoysin sauce, brown sugar, pepper corns and bring to a boil.
  3. Add the star anise (or anise extract) and sesame oil. simmer for an hour, or until pork is tender that the meat almost falls off the bone.
  4. Mix constarch in 1/4 cup cold water, and add to the pot. continue to let it simmer until sauce thickens.
  5. Blanch the bokchoy in boiling water seasoned with garlic salt. do not overcook the veg to retain its bright green color.
  6. To serve, take out the pata and place them in the middle of a serving dish surrounded by the strained blanched bokchoy. pour the sauce over the pata and vegetables.
  7. Enjoy.
  8. ** optional - you can add hard-boiled eggs to the stew towards the end of the simmering process for sumptuous humba eggs .
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 349.03 Kcal (1461 kJ)
Calories from fat 78.99 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 8.78g 14%
Cholesterol 108.26mg 36%
Sodium 957.17mg 40%
Potassium 697.32mg 15%
Total Carbs 27.33g 9%
Sugars 22.56g 90%
Dietary Fiber 0.59g 2%
Protein 33.84g 68%
Vitamin C 1.7mg 3%
Iron 2.2mg 12%
Calcium 46.3mg 5%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 97.78 Kcal (409 kJ)
Calories from fat 22.13 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 2.46g 14%
Cholesterol 30.33mg 36%
Sodium 268.16mg 40%
Potassium 195.36mg 15%
Total Carbs 7.66g 9%
Sugars 6.32g 90%
Dietary Fiber 0.17g 2%
Protein 9.48g 68%
Vitamin C 0.5mg 3%
Iron 0.6mg 12%
Calcium 13mg 5%

* 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

  • 7.6
  • 8

Good Points

  • low fat,
  • saturated fat free

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium

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