Being influenced by the Filipino-Chinese community, the Philippines has created Pata Tim. Using a pig’s leg or Pata as the main ingredient, this dish sets itself separate from another dish called Paksiw. Because it does not have any vinegar in it, a delicious balance of sweet and savory, the oyster sauce with pineapple juice gives you the real kick of the dish.
Despite what everyone is thinking, Pata Tim is easy to cook. Combine the all the ingredients into one big pot, bring it to boil and you’re done! Why don’t you get cooking with us with this mouthwatering recipe of Pata Tim here!
- 1 kilo pork’s leg (pata)
- 1/4 cup soy sauce
- 3/4 cup pineapple juice
- 3/4 cup oyster sauce
- 5 cloves garlic; crushed
- 1 tablespoon rice wine
- 1 tablespoon pepper corns
- 1 red onion; chopped
- 3 bay leaves
- Lettuce (fried in 2 minutes)
- 1 cup broth of pata
- 5 tablespoons cornstarch
- Salt to taste
- In a stock pot with enough water, simmer the pork pata with all the ingredients until the meat is tender.
- Add hot water if necessary to replace the evaporated liquid.
- Drain and cut the meat from one side and separate the bones. Save 1 cup of broth.
- Place lettuce in a platter. Put the pata over the lettuce. Set aside.
Pata Tim Sauce
- In a skillet, combine broth, cornstarch, and salt to taste. Bring to boil until sauce becomes thick.
- Pour the sauce on top of the pata. Serve hot!