Crispy Pata is a testament to the diversity and creativity found within Filipino cuisine. This indulgent dish continues to captivate the hearts and taste buds of pork lovers worldwide, proving that the art of combining simple ingredients and techniques can produce truly extraordinary culinary creations.

Millie presents her unique take on the traditional Crispy Pata recipe, offering an alternative to the deep-frying technique employed by Ludwig. Instead of submerging the pork leg in hot oil, Millie opts to use a conventional oven to achieve a healthier version of this beloved Filipino dish. Her approach involves slow baking the pork leg to ensure the meat remains tender and moist, followed by broiling it to achieve that signature crispy skin.

By using the oven, Millie not only reduces the amount of oil used in the cooking process, but she also manages to maintain the delicious, succulent flavor that Crispy Pata is known for. This innovative method caters to health-conscious pork lovers, who can now enjoy a guilt-free version of this classic Filipino dish without sacrificing taste or texture.

Millie’s oven-baked Crispy Pata recipe demonstrates the versatility and adaptability of Filipino cuisine, showcasing that even iconic dishes can be reimagined in ways that cater to different dietary preferences and lifestyles. Her flavorful and tender Crispy Pata stands as yet another winning dish in the rich tapestry of Filipino culinary creations.

Ingredients: 4-6 servings

1 whole pork leg(pata)
2-3 tbsp. of garlic powder
2-3 tbsp. of ground black peppers
2-3 tbsp. of salt
1 cup of whole milk

Cooking Procedure:

  1. Clean and brine pork leg(pata) in salt, garlic powder, ground black peppers and salt, then leave it in the fridge to marinate for 24 hours or more.
  2. Set the oven to 225F. Place a metal rack on a slightly deep baking pan, then place the pata on top of the metal rack.
  3. Place the Cripy Pata on the middle rack of the oven, roast or bake it for 8-9 hours until skin turns crispy in texture. Try a quick taste test to ensure.
  4. While Crispy Pata is roasting occasionally brush the skin with milk(whole milk) until pata is cooked.
  5. When done, reset oven to broil, place the pork leg meat on the top rack and broil the skin for at least 5 minutes. Flip one side of the pata to the other if necessary, to even-up the crispy skin taste on both sides.
  6. Keep a close eye on the broiling to avoid Crispy Pata recipe from burning. Serve this succulent tasting Filipino special pork leg recipe with Mang Tomas barbecue sauce and enjoy!

Tip: Placing rack in-between the meat and baking pan when roasting or baking pata allows the release of fats down to the pan, which reduces grease from the pork leg will roasting.

Crispy Pata Roasting in Process

Roasted to Perfection, Succulent Result!