Sunday lunch is our weekly excuse to overeat and overstuff ourselves silly even if our buttons are about to pop. It is also the perfect time to gather around the table with family members and feast on Filipino favorites such as Sinigang, Adobo, and the eye-widening dish, Kare-Kare.
Now we all know how grueling it is to prepare this dish. It takes hours to boil the oxtail, a watchful eye while toasting the rice, and those annatto seeds are quite a handful to prepare! Alright, just kidding. We know it’s not that bad, but we took the short cut and used Mama Sita’s instant Kare-Kare Mix instead. During the preparation though, we added half a cube of beef bouillon to amplify the meaty flavor of the Kare-Kare in the peanut sauce mix.
For the meat, we thought of adding a mischievous twist and decided on a big, fat deep-fried crispy pata for the meat component. You can make your own using the recipe below, but if you’re on lazy mode, you can just buy one instead.
This dish is definitely not made for the faint of heart, but wouldn’t it be such a lethal yet ecstatic feeling to dive into this Crispy Kare-Kare, sink your teeth into a piece of pata, and feel all that oil gush out of the fat? Oh yes, I’m feeling the goosebumps.