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Crispy Pisngi ng Baboy: A Tasty Filipino Snack

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Learn how to make crispy pisngi ng baboy

Learn how to make crispy pisngi ng baboy

What Is Pisngi ng Baboy?

Pisngi ng baboy is the Filipino term for the cheeks of a pig. In this recipe, I started with pig's cheeks, coated them with a breading mixture, and deep-fried them to achieve a crispy and crunchy texture. This dish pairs perfectly with beer or any alcoholic beverages.

crispy pisngi ng baboy Ingredients

crispy pisngi ng baboy Ingredients

Cook Time

Prep timeCook timeReady inYields

15 min

30 min

45 min

3 to 4 servings


  • 500 grams pisngi ng baboy, sliced
  • 1 to 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup bread crumbs
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • Salt and pepper
  • Water, for cooking
  • Cooking oil
  • Mustard (optional)
  • Hot sauce (optional)


For Preparation:

  • 4 medium bowls
  • 1 small bowl
  • 1 small plate
  • measuring cups
  • measuring spoons
  • fork
  • chopping board
  • knife

For Cooking:

  • fry pan
  • skimmer
  • cooking rack


  1. In a pot, pour in water. Season it with salt and pepper. Add the pisngi ng baboy. Cook until tender.
  2. Allow it to cool down before slicing it. Set aside.
  3. In two separate bowls, measure out the flour and breadcrumbs. Season each bowl with salt and pepper. Mix and set aside.
  4. In a third bowl, add the egg and beat in 1 tablespoon of water. Season with salt and pepper. Set aside.
  5. Start the breading process. Dredge each piece following this order: flour, egg, flour, egg, and bread crumbs.
  6. Once you have finished the breading process, freeze the breaded meat for at least 1 hour before frying.
  7. Repeat the same process with the remaining meat slices
  8. Remove the breaded pisngi ng baboy from the freezer. Deep-fry it until it is golden brown in color.
  9. Serve it with your favorite dip, such as aioli, tartar sauce, spicy soy vinegar dip, or ketchup.
crispy pisngi ng baboy recipe

crispy pisngi ng baboy recipe

Tips and Techniques

  1. Serve with your favorite dip such as spicy soy vinegar dip.
  2. Pair with an ice-cold beverage or alcoholic drink.
  3. Use store-bought bread crumbs or make your own bread crumbs using stale bread.
  4. Season the breading mixture with salt and pepper to make the dish tastier.
  5. Add water into the egg for easy coating.
  6. Freezing the breaded pig's cheeks before deep-frying helps to achieve a crunchier texture.

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