My mom has always been “revolutionary”… while all other parents encouraged their kids to eat fatty food (at least as far as my contemporaries have told me) my mom “trained” us by cutting out the fat in pork chops and adobo, trimming the fat from spare ribs and liempo, removing the fat from barbecue… even going as far as having no-skin fried chicken! Needless to say, we were utterly ignorant of bacon, chicharon, crispy pata (pork leg) and similar stuff! Our only exposure to “fat” was the yearly lechon at the office party at Christmas!
But my late father had 3 favorite foods – the pancit (noodles) from his hometown (the ones his mom made from scratch), adobo, and stewed pork leg… stewed pork leg which was usually swimming in fat, and hidden from my mom’s sights!
Well then, imagine my surprise when I found a recipe for stewed pork leg in my mom’s recipe files!!!!
Of course I had to make it!!!! And, of course I bought pork leg slices which were the least fatty that I could find!!!!
Sorry, though, since I do not have my mom’s permission to share her recipes. But, the good news is that this dish is a winner!!! Everyone said so!!!