Cooking tocino can be as easy as frying it in cooking oil. Well anyway that’s how you really cook it right? When I cook this at home I usually end up making the surroundings of the meat overcooked or slightly burned and I just couldn’t get it right. Most of my tocinos back then were just overcooked and lousy.
I hope I knew this years ago when I was younger and experimenting in our kitchen so I’m sharing this to those who don’t know yet or maybe knew but forgot. This is one alternative or we can say healthier way to cook it. You’ll feel like you “professionally” cooked it!
My sister and I had a chance to cook some stuff including tocino this weekend since she slept over for the weekend.
1. Prepare your homemade tocino and freeze or buy from supermarkets and groceries. We always buy the fatless tocino from Pampanga’s Best. It’s the best for us! You can buy them in leading groceries and supermarkets nationwide (in the Philippines).
2.Thaw the pack or you can also cook them straight from the freezer and thaw while cooking.
3. Remove the tocino from the pack and put them on your frying pan. No need to use cooking oil this time.
4. Put a little water. Like half submerge what are in the pan. Don’t put too much. This won’t serve as a soup for the tocino so control the quantity.
5. Boil the tocino in water and lower the heat once it starts boiling. Wait until it caramelizes and wait until it’s dark but not burned.
6. Share and enjoy!
No need for cooking oil which makes it less oil and possibly softer than if you overcook it. Trust me, I cook our tocino food nicely since I knew about this. Try doing this from now on feel like a chef yourself (hahaha! But it’s as simple as frying right?).
Eating is a necessity but cooking is an art