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Air Fryer Crispy Pata Recipe
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Air Fryer Crispy Pata

Crispy pork leg cooked using an air fryer.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time1 hr 10 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Filipino
Keyword: crispy pata, crispy pork belly
Servings: 3 people
Calories: 1537kcal
Author: Vanjo Merano


  • Air fryer


  • 1 piece whole pork hock pata
  • 3 pieces dried bay leaves
  • 2 pieces star anise
  • 1 piece onion wedged
  • 3 cloves garlic crushed
  • 2 tablespoons white vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon whole peppercorn
  • 3 tablespoons cooking oil
  • Salt and ground black pepper to taste


  • Combine pork hock, garlic, bay leaves, star anise, whole peppercorn, onion, and salt in a wide cooking pot. Add water until the pork hocks are fully submerged. Cover and let it boil. Adjust heat to low and continue boiling for 60 to 90 minutes or until the pork gets tender.
  • Remove pork hock from the pot. Let it cool down. Rub vinegar all over followed by salt and ground black pepper. Let it air dry for at least 6 hours (note: you may also soak it under the sun or dehydrate in the air fryer for 3 hours).
  • Rub cooking oil all over the pork hock. Place it in an air fryer and air-fry at 450F for 15 minutes. Adjust the temperature to 350F and continue air frying for 10 minutes.
  • Remove from the air fryer and arrange in a serving plate. Serve with spicy vinegar dipping sauce.
  • Share and enjoy!


Calories: 1537kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 70g | Fat: 135g | Saturated Fat: 41g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 20g | Monounsaturated Fat: 63g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 327mg | Sodium: 2888mg | Potassium: 1250mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 423IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 83mg | Iron: 6mg