Crispy Pata

Crispy Pata

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Crispy Pata has always been treated as one of the beloved pork dish that’s commonly served by Filipinos on special occasions.


  • 1 whole Pig’s leg, preferably the front leg
  • 10 cups Water for boiling
  • 2 Ltrs. Oil for Frying
  • 1 pc. Large Onion, chopped
  • 1 pc. Garlic bulb, chopped
  • 4 tbps Peppercorns, cracked
  • 3 pcs. Bay leaves
  • ½ cup Soy sauce
  • Salt & Pepper to taste


  1. In a large pot, boil water and add Onion, Garlic, Bayleaf, Soy sauce, Pepper and Salt.
  2. Add Pork’s leg and boil until soft and almost falling apart.
  3. Drain the pork and let it sit in the refrigerator for at least an 3 hours or until it’s really cold.
  4. Heat the oil enough to cover the pork to about 180 deg. Celsius. Rub it with soy sauce and season the pork with salt and pepper before frying.
  5. Cook the meat until dark brown and crispy.
  6. Remove pork and drain on a wire rack. Let it rest for about 10 min.
  7. Slice the leg into parts and enjoy the crispy and moist Pata!


Here is a video showing another version this dish.


Keywords: pork dish, special occasion