Friday, July 26, 2013

Lechon de Leche



Lechon de Leche, a baby suckling pig about 4 to 6 weeks old, roasted in the oven on a roasting pan or in a pottery container big enough to fit a 6 to 15 pounds baby pig.  Others get as big as 20 pounds baby pig, but if you have fewer guests, it would be good to get a smaller one to roast.  The ratio is one to one.  One pound for one person to enjoy this melt-in-your-mouth delightful roast. 

Ingredients
6 to 10 pounds suckling pig, clean and ready to roast
salt and pepper
butter or olive oil

Procedure
Preheat your oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit
Rub your suckling pig with salt and pepper. Brush with melted butter inside and outside. Roast in the oven frequently basting with butter or olive oil  for 2 hours or until skin is golden brown and crispy. 

To serve, cut the suckling pig with a plate and divide according to the number of guests. 

*Serve with fried potatoes and a simple green salad.  You can also make a gravy out of the drippings if you like. 

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