Roasted Pork with Herbs (Arrostino di Maiale)

It is a common misconception that porchetta is a suckling pig. In Lazio, porchetta is a hog, roasted whole by a specialist porchettaro. It is often prepared with large quantities of herbs and sold by the slice with slabs of wonderful pane casereccio, the chewy local bread, at street stands like the one opposite the Basilica of San Giovanni in Laterano. The best porchetta in Lazio comes from the town of Ariccia, just south of Rome, but just about every fair and festival in the region has a porchetta stand. This dainty rolled roast that you can make at home will evoke the aromas of the popular local specialty.
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Palmjumper
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Palm Springs, CA
September 18, 2011
Ability level:Advanced
Cooks for:3 to 5 people
Cooks:Every day
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Authenic Porchetta Flavor
September 18, 2011
Preparing this brought back fond memories of a street fair outside of Rome. I used a 3 pound rolled pork shoulder and omitted the potatoes. The pan juices served over the sliced pork intensified the true porchetta flavor.
Pros: Good Value, Easy, Adaptable, Impressive, Will Make Again