Crispy Pata - Deep-Fried Pork Leg Recipe


  • 1 pata (front or hind leg of a pig including the knuckles) cleaned by removing hairs by scraping.
  • 6 cups of water
  • 1 bottle of Sprite
  • 1 sachet of Magic Sarap or Ginisa Mix
  • 5 tbsp of salt
  • 1 whole garlic
  • 1 tablespoon vetsin
  • 4 cups of oil for deep-frying

Dipping Sauce:

  • 1 head onion – diced
  • Any hot pepper – sliced
  • 1/4 cup tuba vinegar or just plain vinegar

Crispy Pata - Deep-Fried Pork Leg Recipe

  1. In a large casserole, combine water, salt, vetsin, garlic, Magic Sarap or Ginisa Mix and Sprite.
  2. Add the pork knuckles
  3. Cover and bring to a boil
  4. Simmer for 1.5 hours until the pork is tender but not too tender.
  5. Drain pata when done. Let the juice settle. Dry with paper towel and spread patis using spoon into the pata when it is dry.
  6. Cover it with a thin foil and set aside in the freezer for 5 hours or when it's already hard.
  7. Heat the oil
  8. Deep-fry pork (get ready with the cover, the oil will splatter) until golden brown and crispy (blisters appear or the oil will be less splattering ).
  9. Drain excess oil. Dry with paper towels.
  10. Combine all sauce ingredients
  11. Serve with the sauce.

Source: Made In Cebu

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