Filippino Lechon Kawali

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Lechon kawali is a crispy, fried pork belly. Mix all the sauce ingredients and serve this lechon kawali recipe while it's hot.

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Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
45 mins
Additional Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 10 mins
Servings:
4

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ pounds pork belly, cut into small pieces

  • 3 cloves garlic, crushed

  • 2 bay leaves

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper

  • 2 cups oil for frying, or as needed

Directions

  1. 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.

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

  3. 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 (per serving)

502 Calories
45g Fat
2g Carbs
21g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 502
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 45g 58%
Saturated Fat 11g 53%
Cholesterol 62mg 21%
Sodium 1587mg 69%
Total Carbohydrate 2g 1%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Protein 21g
Vitamin C 1mg 4%
Calcium 14mg 1%
Iron 1mg 6%
Potassium 330mg 7%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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