Crispy pan-fried pork belly. Mix all the sauce ingredients and serve lechon kawali while it's hot.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
45 mins
additional:
15 mins
total:
1 hr 10 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Combine pork belly, garlic, bay leaves, salt, and pepper in a skillet; pour in enough water to cover. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer until skin is tender, 35 to 45 minutes. Drain and let sit at room temperature until pork has air-dried.

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  • Heat oil in a deep-fryer or large saucepan to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  • Fry pork in the hot oil, working in batches, until golden brown, 3 to 5 minutes. Remove fried pork with a slotted spoon and drain on a paper towel-lined plate.

Editor's Note:

We have determined the nutritional value of oil for frying based on a retention value of 10% after cooking. The exact amount will vary depending on cooking time and temperature, ingredient density, and the specific type of oil used.

Nutrition Facts

502 calories; protein 20.9g 42% DV; carbohydrates 1.8g 1% DV; fat 45.4g 70% DV; cholesterol 61.6mg 21% DV; sodium 1586.6mg 64% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (7)

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Rating: 5 stars
10/16/2015
Instead of room temp, u can actually place it in the ref for about 30-1hr. When you fry it, it will be really crispy! This is one of the sinful yummy foods you'll ever taste Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
01/26/2020
Just made this. I loved the yummy aroma it made but was a little disappointed because it didn't turned as crispy as I expected it to be. The other commenter was right, I should've refrigerated first before frying. Also, the flavor was a bit bland. Had to add an extra dash of garlic salt and pepper after frying. Read More
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  • 5 star values: 5
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
10/16/2015
Instead of room temp, u can actually place it in the ref for about 30-1hr. When you fry it, it will be really crispy! This is one of the sinful yummy foods you'll ever taste Read More
(17)
Rating: 3 stars
01/26/2020
Just made this. I loved the yummy aroma it made but was a little disappointed because it didn't turned as crispy as I expected it to be. The other commenter was right, I should've refrigerated first before frying. Also, the flavor was a bit bland. Had to add an extra dash of garlic salt and pepper after frying. Read More
(1)
Rating: 5 stars
01/05/2019
My girlfriend and I made this for Thanksgiving with her family. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/20/2019
This was very easy to make. It turned out perfect! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
02/22/2019
Tasted Great! This is my wife's favorite from home! Very easy to make. And more importantly my wife LOVED IT! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
03/08/2020
This was good, but the oil popped a lot kinda scary. Made sauce vinegar and soy sauce with garlic. I will make this again. Guess I need to refrigerate longer Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/21/2018
It's been a while since I've eaten lechon kawali! This was a nice easy recipe to make Read More