How to Cook Crispy Kare-Kare Pork Pata
Recipe type: Pork Recipe
Cuisine: Filipino
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Serves: 3 to 4 servings
  • 1 whole pork pata, cleaned and hairs removed
  • 1 tsp. whole black pepper
  • ½ Tbsp. course salt
  • 1 pc onion, quartered
  • water for boiling
  • cooking oil for frying
  • sauteed shrimp paste (bagoong alamang)
Ingredients for the kare-kare sauce:
  • 3 cups beef or pork broth
  • 6 Tbsp. peanut butter
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 Tbsp. soy sauce
  • ½ tsp. ground pepper
  • 1 Tbsp. patis
  • 2 Tbsp. glutinous rice flour
  • 2 pcs eggplant, sliced
  • 2 bundles string beans (chopped into 3 inches length)
  • 2 bundles pechay
  • 2 Tbsp. cooking oil
  • ½ tsp. achuete powder
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How to cook Crispy Kare-Kare Pork Pata:
  1. In a pot, combine pork pata, whole black pepper, onion, salt and enough water just to cover the pork pata. Bring to a boil and cook until tender for about 40 minutes. Drain and let dry.
  2. Deep fry in hot cooking oil until the skin are crispy for about 30 to 40 minutes. Drain excess oil and slice in serving pieces if desired.
  3. Steam the eggplant first than after 5 minutes add the string beans. After 4 minutes add the pechay in the steamer. Steam for another 3 minutes then turn of heat. Remove from the steamer and set aside.
  4. To make the kare-kare sauce; in a sauce pan, heat oil and saute garlic. Put the water, peanut butter, rice flour, patis, pepper and atchuete powder.
  5. Stir until the rice flour is dissolved and bring to a boil. Simmer until the sauce thickens and turn off heat. Serve sauce in a separate bowl with the crispy pata and vegetables. Serve also with sauteed shrimp paste.
Recipe by Panlasang Pinoy Meat Recipes at