Lechon is a national dish in the Philippines - pork leg is roasted in the oven very slowly resulting in very moist and tasty meat. It is served all year for special occasions. Serve with my recipe for lechon sauce (link in footnote).

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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
4 hrs
total:
4 hrs 10 mins
Servings:
10
Yield:
1 6 1/2-pound pork leg
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Ingredients

10
Original recipe yields 10 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).

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  • Rinse pork; pat dry with paper towels. Rub butter all over the skin. Sprinkle salt over the skin.

  • Place pork leg on a rack in a roasting pan. Pour water into the bottom of the pan. Cover pan securely with aluminum foil so that steam will not escape.

  • Roast in the preheated oven for 30 minutes. Remove foil. Reduce heat to 320 degrees F (160 degrees C).

  • Continue baking, basting with drippings every 30 minutes, until skin is crisp, about 3 1/2 hours. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read 176 degrees F (80 degrees C).

  • Place pork leg on a serving platter. Slice into bite-sized portions.

My recipe for Filipino lechon sauce:

Nutrition Facts

350 calories; protein 60.9g 122% DV; carbohydrates 0g; fat 11.9g 18% DV; cholesterol 170.1mg 57% DV; sodium 1944.3mg 78% DV. Full Nutrition
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