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5 from 2 votes

Oven baked Crispy Pata

I think there is a better way of cooking this marvelous dish. A good oven and a very high cooking temperature does the job equally well. No oil spatters.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time1 hr 30 mins
Air-drying30 mins
Total Time1 hr 40 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Filipino
Keyword: baked, crispy, crispy pata recipe, leg, pata, pork
Servings: 5 servings
Author: Mia


  • 1 1/2 kilo pork leg
  • 2-3 pcs bay leaves
  • 1 tsp whole pepper corn
  • 4 tbsp salt
  • 1 liter water add more if needed


  • Thoroughly wash the pork leg to remove any blood residue. Scrape any excess hair off the skin. Rub some salt to make sure it's extra clean and wash again.
  • In a large pot, cover Pork Leg with 1 liter of water (pork should be completely submerged), bay leaves, whole pepper corn and 2 tbsp salt. Bring Pork Leg to a boil. Make sure to remove the scum
  • Boil for 45 minutes or until soft and tender.
  • Remove from water, let pork leg cool for 30 minutes so.
  • While waiting for pork leg to air-dry. Pre-heat oven at 220° Celcius
  • When done air-drying the pork leg, pat dry with clean kitchen towel and rub with vegetable oil and 1 tbsp of salt.
  • Oven bake pork leg for 1 hour and 30 minutes or until desired crispiness of skin is achieved.
  • Serve and Enjoy with Soy-Vinegar sauce with lots of onions and garlic! Bon Appetit



  1. Cook time may vary depending on oven used.