How to prepare Philippine specialties Angono Fried Itik

Hello there, JaimeInez here! I’m thrilled to welcome you back to Food and Meal, where we celebrate the joy of cooking and the love for food. Today, I’m excited to share with you my recent culinary adventure with a delightful Filipino dish – the Angono Fried Itik. This journey has been nothing short of amazing, and I can’t wait to dive into the details with you. So, let’s embark on this gastronomic exploration together!

Angono Fried Itik Recipe

 Angono Fried Itik
The fresh duck that forms the foundation of angono fried itik
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Angono’s Fried Itik

Higantes Festival of Angono, Rizal (November 23). This is a fiesta celebrated in honor of Saint Clement, the patron saint of the town of Angono. To celebrate it in a unique way, the locals used the Mexican art form Higantes, which are made of paper-mache. The 12 feet high and about 5 feet in diameter images are paraded on the streets to impress everyone.
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Course: Main dishes
Cuisine: Philippines
Keyword: celery stalk, Duck
CookingStyle: Frying
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 2 hours 20 minutes
Total Time: 2 hours 50 minutes
Servings: 8 people
Calories: 504kcal
Author: Jaime Inez
Cost: $50
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  • Place duck in a pot together with ginger, celery, salt, and water. Boil over medium fire, then, reduce heat to low and simmer for an hour and a half until the meat is tender.
  • Remove duck from the pot and set aside in a wire rack to cool a little and drain excess moisture.
  • Pat dry in paper towels before frying.
  • When duck is ready, heat oil in a deep fryer.
  • Gently put the duck and fry until crispy and golden brown.
  • To make the sauce, simply heat vinegar, chilies, sugar, and salt in a pan on low fire.
  • Dissolve cornstarch in water and pour mixture into the pan. Stir continuously to blend. When the sauce thickens, turn off heat.
  • Serve freshly fried duck with prepared sauce.


Angono’s Fried Itik


Duck is an Angono specialty. Almost every occasion calls for this special
dish they call Fried Itik. It never skips fiestas and if your guests did not
prepare this meal for you, don’t worry. You can have them at street food
stalls all over town. It’s a very simple yet very tasty recipe you couldn’t
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Calories: 504kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 0.03g | Fat: 56g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 16g | Monounsaturated Fat: 35g | Trans Fat: 0.2g | Cholesterol: 0.1mg | Sodium: 2039mg | Potassium: 4mg | Fiber: 0.02g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 0.2IU | Vitamin C: 0.05mg | Calcium: 4mg | Iron: 0.03mg
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About Angono Fried Itik

 Angono Fried Itik
The process of marinating and deep frying the duck – a testament to the culinary creativity of angono

Angono Fried Itik is a cherished dish from the town of Angono, located in the Rizal province of the Philippines. This dish features duck that has been marinated in a blend of local spices, then deep-fried until golden and crispy. The result is a savory, slightly gamey, and utterly delicious dish that truly embodies the culinary traditions of Angono.

Cooking Tips for Angono Fried Itik

  • Quality of Ingredients: Always opt for fresh duck. The quality of your duck can significantly impact the taste of your Fried Itik.
  • Marination Time: Allow the duck to marinate for at least a few hours, or even overnight if possible. This will help the flavors to fully penetrate the meat.
  • Frying Technique: Deep fry the duck in hot oil until it turns golden brown. Be careful not to overcook it as this can make the meat tough.

Serving Suggestions for Angono Fried Itik

 Angono Fried Itik
The joy of sharing a unique culinary adventure with angono fried itik
  • Rice Companion: Serve your Fried Itik with a side of steamed rice to complement its savory flavors.
  • Sauce Pairing: A dipping sauce made of vinegar, garlic, and chili can enhance the flavors of this fried dish.
  • Drink Pairing: A cold drink like a calamansi juice or a beer can complement the flavors of this hearty dish.

FAQs About Angono Fried Itik

  • What Makes Angono Fried Itik Special? Angono Fried Itik is special due to its unique preparation method, which involves marinating and deep frying the duck, resulting in a distinct savory and slightly gamey flavor.
  • Can I Use Other Types of Poultry? While you can experiment with other types of poultry, using duck is traditional and recommended for Fried Itik.
  • How Can I Store Leftovers? Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 days. Reheat on the stove or in a microwave.
  • Can I Make It Less Gamey? Yes, you can adjust the marination process and ingredients according to your preference. Remember, the dish should still have a bit of gamey flavor to it!
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In conclusion, Angono Fried Itik is more than just a dish; it’s a culinary tradition that reflects the unique culture and flavors of Angono. The process of making it involves careful preparation and patience, resulting in a dish that’s both flavorful and satisfying. Whether you’re a seasoned cook or a beginner, I hope these tips and suggestions inspire you to try making your own Angono Fried Itik at home. Happy frying!

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