Pork Estofado, deep fat-fried pieces of meat usually tongue, chicken or pork are cooked in vinegar, salt, sugar, water and spices until tender. Garnished with fried potatoes.
Preparations for Pork Estofado
1 Kilo pork cubes
1 cup vinegar
1 cup water
1/2 cup soy sauce
3/4 cup sugar
Oil for frying
1 bay leaf
1 1/2 head of garlic, crushed
1/4 cup cut up pieces of any crusty bread (Pandesal, toasted loaf bread, french bread, etc)
6 pieces Saba, cut diagonally into 3 pieces each
1 large carrot, sliced into 1/2? thick circles
Combine vinegar, water, soy sauce and sugar in a large mixing bowl. Set aside. In a medium-sized sauce pan, heat around 2 Tbsp of cooking oil. Fry the Saba, around 30-45 seconds on each side or until slightly browned. Set aside. Saute the garlic. Add more oil if necessary. Once the garlic starts to brown, put in the pork, brown the pork on all sides. Once the pork achieve a nice brown coloring, pour in the vinegar-soy-water-sugar mixture.
Cover and bring the mixture to a boil. Once the mixture starts to bubble, drop in the bay leaf. Lower the heat and let the mixture simmer until the pork becomes tender. Once the pork is soft and tender, add in the carrots. Cook for 2 minutes. Add in the fried Saba and bread chunks, and then stir. Continue simmering for another 3 minutes or until the banana is cooked. Serve hot woth a cup of rice.