Here's a leftover lechon recipe that isn't paksiw: fluffy-inside, crunchy-outside croquettes. Mashed potatoes, shaped into balls, hold shredded lechon at the center. After a dredge in breadcrumbs, they're deep-fried until crispy and golden all over. Panko or Japanese breadcrumbs are the MVP here; they form a light, brittle crust that contrasts with the fluffy potato interior.
Lechon-Filled Potato Croquettes
Use up your Christmas leftovers and make these lechon-centered potato croquettes.
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What is Lechon?
If you're serious about partying, you serve Filipino lechon (also litson) as your centerpiece: a slow-roasted suckling pig with crackling mahogany skin. Beneath the crispy skin lies tender meat, seasoned with aromatics like lemongrass and garlic. It is served either with vinegar or liver sauce for dipping.
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