Hey everyone! Welcome to another installment of the SAHD Cooking. Today, we’ll cook pork tocino. This is a dish from the Philippines. I think they eat this for breakfast, but we usually have it for dinner. It’s basically bacon and egg. 🙂 Also, I didn’t make this one from scratch. I just picked up a package from the Asian grocery store for about $5. Check out the video at the end of the post!
Prep time: 2 minutes
Cook time: 10 minutes
- A package of pork tocino from the Asian grocery store.
- 1 to 2 eggs
- salad greens
- a skillet – I love my Lodge carbon steel skillet. It is so much better than a nonstick pan and I can use a metal spatula on it. Also, I can stick this in the oven to finish off a steak. It’s a great skillet.
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- Take the pork tocino out of the package and cut it up a bit if you’d like.
- Turn the stove on and set it to medium and warm up the skillet.
- Add pork tocino to the pan and spread it out a bit.
- Add 1/4 cup of water and cover the pan.
- Let it cook until the water evaporated. This takes 5-10 minutes. You may need to adjust the heat.
- Add a little oil.
- Cook the pork until it turns reddish.
- Remove from the pan.
- Cook the egg sunny side up.
- Put rice on a plate, then pork tocino, then add the egg on top. Add some salad on the side if you’d like.
Video at YouTube
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Kitchen tools recommendation
- Skillets – I love our small Matfer Bourget black steel pan. We use it to cook eggs. It is so much better than any nonstick pan. These carbon steel skillets will last forever, unlike the nonstick pans. We also have a bigger Lodge carbon steel pan. It isn’t as nice as the Matfer Bourget, but it is more affordable. You can’t go wrong with either. Although, if I had to do it over, I’d splurge and go with Matfer Bourget. It’s just nicer and I use the pan very often. It’s worth paying more.
- Knives – My favorite kitchen knife is our 5? Calphalon Santoku knife. I use it for almost everything. If I need a little more power, then I use our 6? Calphalon chef knife. That one is Mrs. RB40’s favorite. You really only need 2 knives in the kitchen.
- Rice cooker – I cook rice very often so a good rice cooker is a necessity. I know many people rave about the Zojirushi rice cooker, but I don’t like the nonstick inner pot. Those nonstick surface never last. So I went with the TATUNG rice cooker instead. The inner pot is stainless steel and it should last forever. It makes great rice. They also have a smaller/cheaper 3 cup version. I think we got our cooker when it was on sale. The price seems high at Amazon. You should check the price on newegg.com.
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