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Bagnet Recipe
Ilocano Lechon Kawali

The Bagnet or deep fried pork belly with blistered skin is a must-try Ilocano dish. Bagnet is the Ilocano version of Lechon Kawali. It is a choice cuts from pigs side, belly or liempo. Ilocanos prefers kamatis and lasuna (garlic) with bagoong nga munamon (fermented anchovies) to go with this mouth-watering dish.

kusina ingredients
  • 1 kilo pork belly; cut into desired pieces
  • 1 liter cooking oil
  • 1/2 liter water
  • Salt to taste
  • Water
kusina instructions 
1 In a stock pot, bring water to a boil with added salt. Drop pork and boil until tender. Drain and hang dry, then set aside.

2 Submerge the pork in hot cooking oil until brown. Drain and dry in paper towel until completely cool.

3 Reheat cooking oil. Submerge the  pork in very hot cooking oil for while, strain, and sprinkle with cold water.

4 Do this process several times until skin pops. Remove from fire and serve.



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