Tocino Recipe


Ever tried sweet pork? If not, then it’s time that you learn about this famous
Filipino dish called Tocino. For people who would like to wake up to something
sweet and savory at the same time, this dish is perfect for you!
Not a fan sweet breakfasts? This fried caramelized pork has all the right
ingredients to make this food an all-time favorite drunk food after a night out
with your friends. Most restaurants in the Philippines not only serve this for
breakfast, but as an after-hours meal as well to soak up people’s alcohol-ridden
bellies after a long night of drinking.
Serving Size: 6
Prep Time: 12 hours
Cook Time: 15 minutes
2 pounds pork shoulder, sliced thinly
3 garlic cloves, minced
¾ cup brown sugar
1 ½ Tbsp. salt
1 Tbsp. soy sauce
2 Tbsp. vinegar
¼ cup pineapple juice
½ Tbsp. black pepper
1. In a mixing bowl, combine everything except for the pork shoulder.
Whisk until combined. Add in the pork and massage using your hands.
Mix by hand for at least 15 minutes. Transfer the pork and marinade in a
large container. Let sit in the microwave overnight. Take out of the
fridge the next day and mix by hand once more.
2. Store in individual Ziploc bags and freeze.
3. To cook, heat up vegetable oil in a non-stick pan over medium high heat.
Fry the Tocino until it caramelizes. Serve with hot garlic rice and a fried

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