Sunday, January 19, 2014

Lechon Kawali (Deep Fried Pork Belly) Recipe

How to cook Lechon Kawali (Deep Fried Pork Belly) Recipe

Lechon = pork dish, originated from the Spanish term lechón
Kawali = Tagalog term for frying pan or wok

Thus, Lechon Kawali means cooking or deep frying pork in a wok with lots and lots of oil =)

Ingredients : (Serves 2 - 3)
300 g Pork Belly
1/2 medium onion, sliced
1 tsp black pepper
2 - 3 pcs bay leaves
1 tsp salt
4 cups water
cooking oil (enough to deep fry pork)

For Garlic Vinegar Dip,
1 clove garlic, minced
1/4 cup vinegar
1 tsp freshly ground black pepper
Mix garlic, vinegar and ground black pepper in a bowl and set aside.

1. Place pork belly in a pot, add onions, black pepper and bay leaves.
2. Pour water and bring to a boil over high heat.
3. Then, simmer for 1 hour on medium heat.
4. Drain pork or set it on a wire rack for 15 minutes.
5. Sprinkle some salt and bake in the oven for 20 minutes in 200 degrees Celsius (centigrade)
6. Turn on your deep fryer and heat the oil.
7. Once hot, gently place pork belly in the oil. Be careful, the oil is very hot.
8. Cook 2 - 3 minutes for each side.
9. Drain and let it rest for a while before cutting.
10. Serve hot with white rice.
11. Sprinkle spring onions and add sliced tomatoes on the side.
12. Enjoy!

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