Bagnet Burgers

Bagnet from Ilocos tastes extra crunchy when placed on a soft bun!

Bagnet from Ilocos tastes extra crunchy when placed on a soft bun! Add a dollop of garlic aioli and some fresh vegetables to bring it all together, then serve with a side of kamote fries. For a full Pinoy diner dinner, serve withKamias Shake, too.

Bagnet Burgers

Jam Melchor of Le Bistro Vert and Villa Café
Bagnet from Ilocos tastes extra crunchy when placed on a soft bun!
Prep Time 2 hours
Cook Time 45 minutes
Resting Time 30 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 45 minutes
Course Sandwiches, Snacks/Merienda
Cuisine American, Filipino
Servings 3


Bagnet Burgers

  • 1/2 liter water
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 teaspoon Pepper
  • 2 bay leaf
  • 1 kilo pork chopped into 6-inch portions
  • Oil for frying
  • water
  • 6 tablespoons garlic aioli
  • 3 Burger buns toasted
  • 1 medium sized tomatoes sliced into rounds
  • 1/2 medium sized Cucumber sliced into rounds
  • 1/2 head Lettuce leaves separated
  • 1/2 Cup mayonnaise
  • 2 cloves Garlic minced
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon Pepper


  • Make the bagnet: In a stockpot, combine water, salt, pepper, and bay leaves. Bring to a boil. Add pork belly and continue to boil for 45 minutes to 1 hour or until meat is tender. Drain well, pat dry with paper towels, then hang to dry further for 40 minutes to an hour.
  • In a stockpot, heat cooking oil. Fry pork belly pieces until golden brown. Drain and pat dry with paper towels. Set aside until completely cool.
  • Reheat cooking oil, then fry pork belly pieces again for 2 to 3 minutes. Drain and then sprinkle pork with cold water. Repeat this process several times until skin pops.
  • Make the garlic aioli: Simply combine mayonnaise, garlic, lemon juice, salt, and ground pepper. Mix until thoroughly combined. Cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes before serving.
  • Assemble the sandwich: Spread 1 tablespoon garlic aioli on each bun. Top with bagnet pieces, tomatoes, cucumbers, and lettuce leaves. Cover with another bun. Serve with kamote fries, if desired.
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