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Filipino Lechon Kawali

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Lechon kawali or Pan-roasted pork to some is different from Lechon, the well known Filipino dish which is also the national dish of the Philippines. While lechon is cooked in a pit filled with flamed charcoal, Lechon kawali is cooked by boiling then later deep frying a portion of the pig (pork belly usually) .
  Pork belly 2 Pound
  Salt 2 Tablespoon
  Whole peppercorns 2 Tablespoon
  Dried bay leaves 5
  Cooking oil 3 Cup (48 tbs)
  Water 34 Ounce

1. Place the water on a big cooking pot and bring to a boil

2. Put-in the pork belly then add 1 tbsp of salt, pepper, and bay leaves and simmer for 30 minutes or until meat is tender

3. Remove the meat from the pot and let it cool down for a few minutes

4. Spread 1 tbsp of salt on the meat, make sure to distribute it evenly on all sections

5. We now need to deep fry the meat. On a dry cooking pot place the cooking oil and heat it up

6. When the oil is hot enough, put the meat in the cooking pot and let it cook until the immersed side is brown and the meat’s texture is crispy

7. Flip the meat to cook the opposite side

8. Remove the meat from the pan, let it cool down a little then slice according to desired portions

9. Serve hot. Share and Enjoy!

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Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Main Dish
Deep Fried
Filipino Pan-Roasted Pork
This video is in Filipino.

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 3993 Calories from Fat 3540

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 399 g614.2%

Saturated Fat 68.7 g343.5%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 290.3 mg96.8%

Sodium 6045.7 mg251.9%

Total Carbohydrates 15 g5.1%

Dietary Fiber 0.66 g2.6%

Sugars 0 g

Protein 89 g177.6%

Vitamin A 3.7% Vitamin C 6.5%

Calcium 11.1% Iron 26.9%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

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Filipino Lechon Kawali Recipe Video, Filipino Pan-Roasted Pork