Special Patatim

Yields: 4 Servings Difficulty: Easy Prep Time: 15 Mins Cook Time: 1 Hr Total Time: 1 Hr 15 Mins
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Patatim is a traditional Filipino dish that is made from pork leg, which is slow-cooked in a mixture of soy sauce, sugar, and spices until it becomes tender and flavorful.

The dish is said to have originated from the Philippines’ Ilocos region, and has since become a popular delicacy throughout the country. It is often served as a main course, and is typically accompanied by steamed rice.

To prepare Patatim, the pork leg is first marinated in a mixture of soy sauce, sugar, and spices, such as garlic, bay leaves, and black pepper. This mixture helps to infuse the pork with flavor and also helps to tenderize it.

After marinating, the pork leg is then slow-cooked over low heat, either by boiling or by simmering. This long cooking process allows the flavors of the marinade to penetrate the pork, and also helps to make the meat tender and juicy.

Patatim is often served with a side of banana ketchup or soy sauce, which can be used as a dipping sauce for the meat. Some also add sliced banana, green papaya or red bell pepper to the recipe.

One of the most popular way to serve Patatim is to make a “Patatim Roll” where the meat is shredded and then wrapped in a egg roll wrapper and deep fried.

Patatim is a delicious and hearty dish that is perfect for any occasion. Its rich and savory flavor, combined with its tender and juicy texture, makes it a favorite among Filipino food enthusiasts.


0/16 Ingredients
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    Pork Hock Preparation
  • Stewing


0/7 Instructions
    Pork Hock Preparation
  • Wash pork hock thoroughly in running water.
  • In a pot, add pork hock, baking soda and water. Bring it to a boil. Let it simmer for 20 - 30 minutes.
  • Discard the water and let pork hock drain. Set aside.
  • Stewing
  • Put pork hock in a large pot.
  • Add pineapple juice, soy sauce, star anise, cinnamon stick, bay leaves, garlic, water and peppercorn. Cover and bring it to a boil.
  • Once boiling, add oyster sauce, brown sugar and banana blossom. Put the lid back on. Turn down the heat to medium low and let it simmer for 40 minutes or until pork is falling off the bones.
  • Add fish sauce and diluted cornstarch into the pot to thicken the sauce. Once the sauce thickens, it’s ready! Serve with steamed rice. Enjoy!

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