Saturday, January 21, 2006

Pata Tim

One more try on Pata Tim, this time, a diner friendly one. I had to debone the hocks since I had a few oldies for guests. I was also lucky to find "mustasa" from the Filipino store. You will have to pardon me because I actually cook without measuring my ingredients. We call this cooking talent "tancha-tancha" in Pilipino.

Maybe, I should just tell you how I cooked this. First, I boiled one big hock in a pot adding a few star anise seeds, soy sauce and brown sugar in it. I added about two cups of water. I was more generous with the brown sugar this time. I think I actually put about 1 cup of it. The soy sauce is of course depending on your taste but in mine, I might have added about 1/4 cup. Once it was tender, I asked hubby to debone the hocks so that the taste will stick to the meat. I had to simmer this on low heat for about 2 hours. In fact it is better to cook it in a slow cooker but I cannot remember why I didn't use mine that time.

Once it is tender or even better if it could melt right in your mouth, add the mustasa before serving. Do not overcook the mustasa. I made this a day earlier because with pata tim, the taste improves if left overnight in the fridge. Make sure though that the mustasa is added only upon serving.

6 comments:

schatzli said...

PAREHO luto natin ah...
i dont measure dont ask me my food turns well balanced ;-)

a said...

Hi Ting,

Thanks for sharing your recipe. I never try Pata Tim dishes before and I don't know if I have too. I am worried about my cholesterol, Im not sure but do you have a little leftover to taste it?

Thanks again...

Tin

stefoodie said...

uy sarap!!! i didn't have this dish until i was 18 or so, and boy did i feel cheated about the first 18 years of my life (though my parents insist i had eaten it as a child).

love the contrast of green and brown in your pic.

Toni said...

Yummmmmmmmmmmmmmy. Meron ka bang tancha-tancha measurements? :D

Lani said...

Pata Tim with Mustasa, ngayon ko lang nalaman na pwede mustasa dito.

Thanks Ting.

precy said...

Hi

thanks sa share mong recipe for pata tim and am gonna try it and let u know what is the result of it, kaya lang di me sure kung mustasa talaga ang pinakagulay nun pero k lang still try me luto sayang wala me sa home namin dito me sa saipan eh gusto kumain nun kaya magluluto ako bye!!