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 sunstar.com.ph
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, 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!