Rojões (fried pork meat)

  • Servings : 4
  • Prep Time : 10m
  • Cook Time : 25m
  • Ready In : 35m
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A typical Portuguese recipe that you will want to try. Pork served with chips, sprinkled with chopped parsley.

Units: Metric / (Units: US)


  • 800 grams / (1 3/4 pounds) pork cut into cubes
  • 1.2 kg / (2 2/3 pounds) potatoes
  • 100 ml / (6 3/4 tablespoons) olive oil
  • 100 ml / (6 3/4 tablespoons) white wine
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 tablespoon red pepper sauce
  • 20 cloves of garlic
  • Salt (to taste)
  • Vegetable oil for frying
  • Parsley (to taste)


    Step 1

    1. Season the pork with ten unpeeled crushed garlics (place the garlic on a table and use your hand to press the flat side of the knife against the garlic. The garlic will easily crush under your weight), a little salt, red pepper sauce, bay leaf and white wine.

    Step 2

    1. Place the olive oil and the remaining unpeeled crushed garlics in a skillet and saute over low heat about 2 to 3 minutes. Then, add the pork cubes together with the marinade. Stir with a wooden spoon, cover the skillet, and simmer over medium heat about 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.

    Step 3

    1. Meanwhile, wash, peel the potatoes and cut into cubes. Season with salt and fry in hot oil. When the potatoes are fried, place them on a plate with absorbent paper.

    Step 4

    1. When the meat is fried turn off the heat. Add the fries to the skillet, mix in the meat and sprinkle with chopped parsley. Place on a platter and serve.

Nutrition facts per serving (4 servings):

Calories: 739
Total Fat: 31 g(48%)
Saturated Fat: 6 g(29%)
Cholesterol: 146 mg(49%)
Sodium: 175 mg(7%)
Total Carbohydrate: 53 g(18%)
Protein: 58.5 g


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