How To Make Crispy Pata

Two Way Cooked Crispy Pork Leg

If I was to tell you my guilty pleasures, this is one of themĀ and it’s soooo good!

I hope you enjoy it too.

How To Make Crispy Pata

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  • 1 Pork leg, deeply pierce the leg to cook evenly
  • 1 large onion, roughly chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, crushed
  • Water
  • 2 litres Oil
  • Salt
  • Pepper



In a large deep pot, fill it with water halfway, add onions and garlic.


Turn the heat high and bring it to boil.


Place the leg and cook for 45-60 minutes.


Drain the pork leg completely in a strainer, leaving it for 30 minutes to drip making sure there are no water left in the leg.


Heat up the oil in a large deep pot on hight heat


Turn the heat to medium, pat the pork leg with kitchen roll to dry the excess water before putting it into the oil. ***Be careful not to drop the pork into the hot oil, it might splatter and it can also spit during cooking!*** You can cover the pot with tea towel but not with the lid.


Cook until the leg is crispy and brown.


Take it out of the oil carefully and strain the oil before serving with some dipping sauce.