Filipino Tocino is a sweet pork dish that is traditionally served for breakfast in the Philippines. This is considered as one of those unique Filipino recipes. “Tocino” is a Spanish word that means ‘bacon’ or ‘cured meat’ and comes from back in the days of Spanish settlement of the Philippines.
Estimated cooking time: 1 hour 30 minutes
* 2 lbs. of pork/pork chops or red loin with fat, sliced into 1/4 inch thick
* 2 tablespoons of anise wine
* 2 tablespoon of annatto water
* 2 tablespoon of salt cooking oil
* 4 tablespoon of sugar
* 1/8 teaspoon of salitre ( saltpeter )
How To Cook Pork Tocino:
1). Combine all the ingredients in a shallow pan except for the pork.
2). Sprinkle the mixture onto the pork and make sure that it is distributed evenly.
3). Pile the pork inside a container with a cover and keep refrigerated for about 3 days to cure the pork.
4). To cook, just put a little water in a skillet and add the pork and fry it until done.
Tocino is often served with rice and fried egg. This meal is often called “Tosilog” or “tocino, sinangag at itlog”, which literally means tocino, fried rice and egg.
Note: Image may vary with the end result of this recipe.