While in some cases it is tradition to be roasting a whole pig, in other cases we might be talking about a practical solution if you have a lot of mouths to feed. But how to roast a whole pig?
First of all you will need a pig that you can find at local farms. Ask the butcher to clean the pig so that you will have less work to do.
You will also need a cooking area, such as the back yard. The process will require a roasting pit, and in case you don’t have one, you can build one or rent one.
Set up the spit. Ensure that the one you are going to use is stable and strong so that it won’t get damaged while you are roasting the pig.
In order to roast the pig as it should be roasted you need to place the spit higher than the flames, because you don’t want the pig to get burnt.
There are also some rotisseries that you can get that will automatically turn the pig at a slow pace.
The fire you will use to roast the pig should be set next, with the help of charcoals. To achieve even cooking, you should place the charcoal evenly under the pig. Keep in mind that you don’t need a big fire to roast the pig. You should go for the low, steady heat.
This is the most brutal step, because you have to impale the spit through the body of the pig, through the mouth, near the spine and between the thighs. You will also need some support, because during cooking the bone structure of the pig will loosen, and it is possible for it to fall into the fire. In order to secure the spit, you should use some kitchen knives. Also for additional support you could tie the head, arms and legs to the spit.
Take care of the pig while it is cooking, to make sure that everything will go alright. It takes only a few hours for the pig to get roasted. After that you, your family and friends can enjoy the result of your hard work.
As you can see it’s not that difficult to roast a whole pig, but you might need some help because of its size and weight.