Pork Embutido is a well-known Filipino dish for the holiday seasons and special occasions, among others. It is a perfect mixture of ground pork, carrots and raisins wrapped around with slices of eggs as well as hotdogs or sausages. Truly, Pork Embutido is one of my family’s favorite menus and whenever I prepare this at home, my kids can easily eat them during mealtime.
They especially love eating the portion where they see the eggs and hotdogs because it tastes definitely good. I usually served the Embutido with our favorite sauce, whether it is a Mang Tomas lechon sauce, tartar sauce or the usual tomato ketchup.
Here is the procedure for Pork Embutido:
- 1 kilo Ground Pork
- 2 large Carrots (peeled and shredded)
- 1 cup of Raisins
- 3 pieces of Fresh Eggs
- 6 slices of Ham (sliced into cubes)
- 1 large Bell Pepper (sliced into cubes)
- 2 large White Onion (peeled and chopped finely)
- 4 pieces of hard-boiled eggs (peeled and cut into quartered)
- 4 pieces Hotdogs (cut lengthwise)
- ½ cup Sweet Pickle Relish
- 1 cup of Bread Crumbs (optional)
- Salt and Pepper to taste
- Aluminum Foil (for wrapping purpose)
In a large bowl, combine and mix all the ingredients except the hard-boiled eggs and hotdogs. Next is to crack the fresh eggs then include them on the bowl and mix gradually. After mixing well, prepare the aluminum foil and cut it 10 inches.
The next step is to spread and flatten the mixture onto the center of the cut aluminum foil, and arrange the hard-boiled eggs and hotdogs in the middle of the pork mixtures. Carefully roll the foil to form a log, wrapping the foil around the meat and crimp both ends of the foil to seal it tightly. Repeat this step with the remaining foils and pork mixtures until ready for steaming.
Place the wrapped Pork Embutido properly in a steamer, put the right amount of water and steam for about 1 hour or until cooked. Remember, it is important to cool off the Embutido before refrigerating them.
When ready to serve after cooling, remove and slice the Embutido into rounds, then transfer is a platter alongside your favorite sauce.
You can also fry the cooked Pork Embutido if you desire after steaming.
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