Thursday, February 11, 2010

Falling off the wagon...big time!

So, hubby and I have been trying to lead a healthier life and has weaned off from pork most of the day of the week. But boy oh boy, we have fallen hard when I tried this Pata Tim recipe:

Pata Tim Espesyal
Adapted from

1 pc. pork pata
2 pcs. whole star anise (small)
2 tbsps. oyster sauce
3 tbsps. Sugar
3 tbsps. soy sauce
2 beef (or pork) cubes
1 small bunch pechay, cut about 2 inches
Handful of chicharo
2 Bay leaves
2 tbsps. Cornstarch dispersed in some water to thicken the sauce


1. Combine pork leg with enough water to fully immerse the pata. Add the star anise, oyster sauce, sugar, soy sauce, pork (or beef) cubes. Boil in medium heat for three hours (yes, three hours), turning the pata one in a while. Simmer until meat separates from the bone.

2. Add vegetables and cook until just crisp-tender. You can add carrots, young corn and mushrooms, too.

3. Thicken with cornstarch which has been dispersed in cold water. Serve hot.

This recipe is sooooooooooo gooood!


Socky said...

Wow, parang ang daling gawin. My problem is vegetarian ang mga kasama ko. Maybe when annie and kids visit...

Leica said...

Madali siya gawin, matagal lang yung pakuluan :-) It won't taste the same in the pressure cooker.

Tim would love it kasi parang named after him yung dish he he he :-)

Tands said...

I'm gonna try this recipe. Tnx for sharing.