Tocino

Kids love tocino (Filipino for “cured meat”). Why not make tocino yourself at the comfort of your own home? Here’s a tocino recipe that’s as easy as ABC.

Kids love tocino (Filipino for cured meat). But buying tocino from the supermarket may be expensive and you’re not really sure if it was prepared in a clean environment and with good ingredients. So why not make tocino yourself at the comfort of your own home? Here’s a tocino recipe that’s as easy as A-B-C.

 

Tocino
Ingredients
  • 2 lbs of pork, pork chops, or red loin with fat, sliced into ¼ inch thick
  • 2 tablespoons of anise wine
  • 2 tablespoon of annatto water
  • 2 tablespoon of salt
  • 2 tablespoon cooking oil
  • 4 tablespoon of sugar
  • ⅛ teaspoon of salitre or saltpeter (optional, for coloring purposes only)
Instructions
  1. Except for the pork, combine all the dry ingredients in a shallow pan.
  2. In another container, combine the wet ingredients.
  3. Sprinkle the mixture onto the pork and make sure that it is distributed evenly.
  4. Pile the pork inside a container with a cover and keep refrigerated for about three days to cure the pork.
  5. To cook, just put a little water in a skillet and add the pork. Fry it in its own fat until done.

 

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