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Bavarian Roast Suckling Pig Part 1

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Category: Meat

 Ingredients List

  • 11 To 14 pound suckling pig
  • Salt
  • Marjoram
  • Caraway seeds
  • 1 c Melted butter or bacon fat,
  • Or 1/2 pound sliced or
  • Unsliced bacon
  • 1 Bottle beer, preferably
  • Dark
  • 1 To 2 cups water or stock, if
  • Necessary
  • 1 tb Flour or 2 teaspoons
  • Cornstarch dissolved in a
  • Little cold water
  • 1/2 c Sour cream (optional)


In Germany, suckling pig is seared in a hot oven and then roated in
moderate heat. To do this, preheat oven to 450 degrees and after 20
minutes, reduce heat to 350 degree. Nevertheless I have found that
pigs brown more evenly and shrink less is roasted at even, moderate
temperature throughout. To do this, preheat oven to 350 and roast,

following instructions below. Allow 25 to 30 minutes per poun for
roasting. The meat should be white, without any pink in the juices.

Have the pig eviscerated and cleaned by your butcher. Wash it well
under running cold water an pat off excess moisture with paper towel.
If you do this a day or hours ahead and pig has dried, wipe with damp
cloth before seasoning so moisture holds the spices onto skin. Rub
inside of pig with salt, marjoram and caraway seeds. Since this pig
will not be stuffed, it will siink in slightly as it roasts, so stuff
body cavity firmly with crumpled alminum foil or clean white wrapping
paper. This is only necessary for appearance of pig when served. The
opening along bottom of pig does not have tp be trussed closed. Tie
front legs forward so feet come under the head. To tie back legs
forward, bring them around under body on each side. Tie securely with
kitchen string so they remain in place duri8ng roasting. Rub outside
o pig with salt, marjoram and caraway seeds. Cover ears and tail with
greased brown paper or double thicknesses of aluminum foil to keep
from burning. Prop the mouth open with a block of wood or raw potato,
so that you will be able to stuff if with an apple or lemon later.
Pierce skin all over with a sharp-pronged fork, a larding needle or
skewer, so fat will drain off.

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