An active member and loyal follower of our food blog shared to us her very own version of Pork Pata (Braised Pork Leg). Ms. Mercy Gabayan Gallardo sent us a message via our Facebook page about her Pork Pata recipe that is originally posted at her blog Challenging Arts & Crafts.
To Ms. Mercy, thank you for sharing with us your recipe. I am quite sure our readers and followers will appreciate and enjoy your kitchen masterpiece.
Braised Pork Leg Ingredients:
* 1 kg pork leg (behind part) cut crosswise
* 3/4 cup soy sauce
* 2 tbsp vinegar
* 2 tbsp sugar
* 5 cloves crushed garlic
* 1 bunch of spring onions cut into halves
* 1 tsp black peppercorns + 1/2 tsp. crushed
* 3-4 cups water
* 1 bay leaf
* salt (optional)
How To Cook Pork Pata (Braised Pork Leg):
1). In a pressure cooker, arrange a portion of the cut spring onions until they cover the bottom of the cooker. Arrange the
cut pork legs on top of the spring onions.
2). Put the water in a container adding all the rest of the ingredients into the water. Pour mixture into the pot slightly covering the leg pieces. Cover the cooker.
3). Cook under high heat until it boils, then reduce heat to low and simmer for an hour until leg pieces are soft.
4). Check the liquid in the cooker from time to and adjust the water if necessary. Adjust the salt according to your taste.
5). The spring onions placed on the bottom of the cooker will prevent the leg skin from sticking onto the surface of the cooker. Arrange the legs on a platter, set aside.
6). Meanwhile, add extra fresh spring onions into the cooker and cook in the remaining liquid for 5 minutes til tender and garnish the meat on the platter with these , add the remaining liquid onto the platter.
Pork pata (braised pork leg) goes well with cooked rice, serve hot. Enjoy!
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