Crispy Pork Belly


Ingredients:
1 kilo pork belly
2 tablespoons rock salt
2 tablespoons peppercorns, whole
5 pieces dried bay leaves(laurel)
cooking oil for frying

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a big cooking pot, place pork belly then add 1 tablespoon rock salt, peppercorns and bay leaves.
2. Pour enough water until meat is completely submerged.
3. Cover and simmer over low heat for 30 minutes or until meat is tender.
4. Drain and set aside until completely dry.

Part 2
1. Spread remaining rock salt on pork belly, distribute it evenly on all sections.
2. In a deep cooking pot, heat oil and deep fry the pork belly for 10 minutes over low heat.
3. Turn off the heat, drain on paper towel and let it cool.

Part 3
1. Reheat the same oil and deep fry the pork belly again.
2. Sprinkle with cold water, this will help blister the pork skin.
3. Fry for another 10 minutes or until colors turn to brown and texture is crispy.
4. Drain on paper towels and slice to serving pieces.
5. Serve with Lechon sauce. Enjoy!

Paksiw na Lechon Kawali

Filipino Style Recipe: paksiw na lechon kawali is a simple and easy Filipino pork dish. This is similar to lechon paksiw but instead of roasted pork we will use fried pork belly. It is consists of fried pork belly or leftover lechon kawali then re-cooked with lechon sauce, vinegar, garlic and some spices.

Estimated time of preparation and cooking: 20 minutes
Good for 3-4 persons

Ingredients:
1/2 kilo lechon kawali or fried pork belly, cut into serving pieces
1/4 cup lechon sauce
3 cloves garlic, crushed
1 medium onion, chopped
1 teaspoon peppercorn
1 bay leaf(laurel)
2 tablespoon vinegar
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup water
salt to taste

1/4 cup liver spread(optional)

Procedures:
1. In a pan, heat lechon kawali until start to render oil.
2. Add garlic and onions then saute until translucent.
3. Pour water, peppercorn and bay leaf then bring to boil.
4. Pour vinegar and simmer for 5 minutes.
5. Add the sugar, liver spread and lechon sauce then simmer for another 5 minutes.
6. Adjust seasoning with salt according to taste.
7. Remove from heat and serve with steamed rice. Enjoy!

Bagnet

Filipino Style Recipe: Bagnet is the Ilocano version of lechon kawali. This dish is the delicacy in Ilocos region. Normally the pork belly boiled and deep fried until crispy and blister on skin then serve with vinegar.

Ingredients:
1 kilo pork belly(liempo), slice into 2 inch thick
5 gloves garlic, crushed
1 teaspoon peppercorns
2 tablespoon salt
1 bay leaves
1/2 liter water
cooking oil for frying
2 tablespoon flour(optional)

Procedures:
Part 1
1. In a pot, arrange pork belly and pour water, garlic, peppercorns, bay leaves and salt.
2. Bring to boil for 45-60 minutes or until tender. (Cook in pressure cooker takes 25 minutes).
3. Drain on paper towel and let it cool. Refrigerate over night.

Part 2
1. Sprinkle the pork belly with a small amount of flour to prevent it from drying.
2. In a frying pan, heat enough oil and deep fry pork belly in low heat for 30 minutes or until brown.
3. Drain on paper towel and let it cool.
4. Reheat the same oil and deep fry the pork belly once more for 10 minutes.
5. Sprinkle with cold water, this will help blister the pork skin.
6. Repeat the procedure until crisp and blisters on the skin.
7. Drain on paper towels and slice to serving pieces.
8. Serve with spicy vinegar.