Save on Pinterest

Pork Pancit

A dear Filipino friend gave me a pork pancit recipe so tempting, we never have leftovers. Try it with meats like chicken, sausage or Spam. —Priscilla Gilbert, Indian Harbour Beach, Florida
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    6 servings

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces uncooked vermicelli or angel hair pasta
  • 1 pound boneless pork loin chops (1/2 inch thick), cut into thin strips
  • 3 tablespoons canola oil, divided
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons salt, divided
  • 1 medium onion, halved and thinly sliced
  • 2-1/2 cups shredded cabbage
  • 1 medium carrot, julienned
  • 1 cup fresh snow peas
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper

Directions

  • Break vermicelli in half; cook according to package directions. Drain.
  • Meanwhile, in a bowl, toss pork with 2 tablespoons oil, garlic and 1/2 teaspoon salt. Place a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add half of the pork mixture; stir-fry 2-3 minutes or until browned. Remove from pan. Repeat with remaining pork mixture.
  • In same skillet, heat remaining oil over medium-high heat. Add onion; stir-fry 1-2 minutes or until tender. Add remaining vegetables; stir-fry 3-5 minutes or until crisp-tender. Stir in pepper and remaining salt. Return pork to pan. Add vermicelli; heat through, tossing to combine.

Pork Pancit Tips

What do you eat with pancit?

Pancit is a great standalone entree, but when you're looking for a side dish to go with a big plate of these noodles you can't go wrong with a fresh?Mango and Jicama Salad?or homemade?spring rolls.

Can you freeze pancit?

Yes! You can keep leftover pancit in the freezer in an airtight container for up to two months. Once you reheat, though, you should toss any uneaten portions–don't put it back in the freezer. Here are more tips on freezing food.

What are other traditional Filipino foods?

You can't mention Filipino foods without?chicken adobo, which is considered a national dish of the Philippines. Filipino cuisine is also known for lumpia (spring rolls), sinigang (a tart and hearty pork soup), and lechon (roasted suckling pig).

Research contributed by Elizabeth Harris
Nutrition Facts
1-1/3 cups: 326 calories, 12g fat (2g saturated fat), 36mg cholesterol, 627mg sodium, 34g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 3g fiber), 21g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 2 lean meat, 1 vegetable, 1 fat.

Recommended Video