Crispy Adobo Flakes Recipe: best thing to do with leftover Adobo

by Joost Nusselder | Updated:  August 31, 2020
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Some of you already know how to make Crispy Adobo Flakes, and you may have your recipe while others have no idea at all. This Crispy Adobo Flakes Recipe is easy to follow.

Those who don’t know well be surprised after reading this post only because they have not thought about how quick and easy it is to cook adobo flakes.
Crispy Adobo Flakes Recipe
Do you love Pork Adobo? How about creating a twist to the typical Pork Adobo Recipe? I am talking about this Crispy Adobo Flakes Recipe.

Crispy Adobo flakes can be made as a dish on its own and many cook Adobo simply to make the flakes.

In this case, I simply used whatever leftover I had as I didn’t want to waste any of it. If you wish to make the adobo flakes from scratch, simply follow the recipe.

Make it at least a day ahead, preferably at least 2 so the flavor is more pronounced and then simply follow the rest of the instructions below.

Try this Crispy Adobo Flakes Recipe and let me know your thoughts.

The Crispy Adobo Flakes Recipe

It’s a pretty easy recipe, of course.

So easy in fact that I hesitated to post it even. But I know except for the bulk of our Filipino readers, perhaps not many have ever tried Adobo flakes at all, so I thought, why not?

So, if you ever make Adobo at all – whether chicken, pork or even beef – then you know, instead of reheating the leftovers you can turn the dish into crunchy-delicious Adobo flakes instead.
Crispy Adobo Flakes

Crispy adobo flakes recipe

Crispy Adobo Flakes can be made as a dish on its own and many cook Adobo simply to make the flakes.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Filipino
Keyword Crispy
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 129kcal
Author Joost Nusselder
Cost $2


  • 2 cups left-over Adobo meat (or more, if you have more) and its remaining sauce, if any
  • A little Oil, as needed
  • Salt and pepper, for extra seasoning, if desired (optional and may be unnecessary)


  • Flake or shred the left-over adobo meat as evenly as you can and as thin or thick as you prefer.
  • In a frying pan, place the shredded meat and all its remaining sauce. In low heat, fry the adobo meat, stirring frequently, until all the sauce has dried up. Set the meat on one side of the pan and brush the pan with a little oil (amount depends on how much-shredded adobo you have). Continue to fry and stir frequently over low heat, until the meat is fully dry, brown and crisp. Season to taste, if you prefer, but that is unnecessary. Serve immediately with rice and eggs for breakfast or as topping for salad or soup. Enjoy!

Try this Crispy Adobo Flakes Recipe and let me know your thoughts. So, How easy? This Crispy Adobo Flakes Recipe will tell you. Please be the judge.


Also read: Adobong Manok sa Gata Recipe

Joost Nusselder, the founder of Bite My Bun is a content marketer, dad and loves trying out new food with Japanese food at the heart of his passion, and together with his team he's been creating in-depth blog articles since 2016 to help loyal readers with recipes and cooking tips.