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How to Cook Pata Con Castaňas (Pork Hocks with Chestnuts)

Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time2 hours
Total Time2 hours 10 minutes
Course: Pork Recipe
Cuisine: Spanish
Servings: 6 servings
Author: Manny


  • 1 pork pata from the front leg
  • 1/4 kilo lean pork cubed
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 250 grams castaňas or chestnuts cooked and peeled

For the marinade:

  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 teaspoon cracked peppercorns


    How to cook Pork Hocks with Chestnuts:

    • Clean pata well and put in a bowl with the baking soda and enough water to cover.
    • Let to stand for a few minutes, rinse well to remove soda and drain.
    • Return to the bowl and add the marinade. Let to stand for at least 2 hours.
    • Put pork and the marinade in a casserole. Add about 1 1/2 cups water.
    • Bring to a boil and then simmer till pork is tender for about 2 hours.
    • Correct seasoning and add castaňas. Simmer for another 5 minutes . Serve hot.