Crispy Pata

CRISPY PATA- is a Pinoy dish consisting of deep fried fried pork legs “Pata” served with a soy-vinegar and garlic dip or Mang Tomas sauce.



  • 1 whole front pork knuckle – cleaned, cut the toes
  • 8 cups of water (for boiling)
  • 1 teaspoon of black ground pepper
  • 2 tablespoon of salt
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 3 bay leafs
  • 2 stalks celery
  • 1 stalk onion leaks
  • 1 medium onion
  • 1 pork broth cube
  • 1/8 teaspoon msg
  • 4 cups of oil for deep-frying


1. In a pressure cooker put-in water, add msg, bay leaf,  garlic, onions, salt, , black ground pepper, pork broth cube, celery,  and onion leaks.

2. Add the pork leg.

3. Cover and pressure cook for 30-45 minutes or until pork is tender.

4. Remove the tender leg from the pressure cooker and set aside until the temperature goes down.

5. Heat a large cooking pot (preferably with cover) and pour-in cooking oil.

6. Deep-fry pork until golden brown and crispy.

7. Continue cooking in medium heat until one side becomes crispy, and then cautiously flip the leg to crisp the other side.
Note: Be extra careful in doing this procedure.

8.Turn-off the heat; remove the crispy pork leg; and transfer it to a wide serving plate.

9. Serve with the sauce.