Hello and welcome to my blog that contains everything you need to know about my favorite roast pig here in the Philippines! I'll be talking about lechon recipes, experiences, and basically just how much I love eating lechon!
Lechon Kawali Recipe
Is there a recipe that can be an alternative to Lechon in the Philippines?
Yes there is. If you do not have enough resources to buy the wonderful roasted Lechon from the Philippines. You can just easily make yourself a lechon kawali. Of course it is not as hard to be cooked as the whole lechon and can easily be cooked at home. It is actually very similar to the Bagnet Recipe that comes from the north of the Philippines.
It's really not that hard to cook lechon kawali. All you have to do is boil that meat and then deep fry it. Although there are many other extras that most variations and recipes have, I think the simplest of its form would be for the meat to be boiled and then deep fried until it is golden brown and crunchy. The skin is actually the best part. Of course it's a totally different experience from eating the actualy roasted lechon and the skin that comes from that.
Afterwards you can serve it with the typical sarsa or lechon sauce or you can choose to use spicy vinegar. Some people even make a mixture of vinegar and soy sauce and add some onions. Usually this is done for crispy pata dishes.
Lechon kawali is very unhealthy, I would assume. It's deep fried, so I am guessing it is healthier to eat the roasted version. I am not really sure about the exact figures about calories or cholesterol but I am sure both could be very bad for you. Be sure to eat lechon or lechon kawali moderately.
Check out this video I saw on Youtube. It's an instructional video on how to cook lechon kawali :