The Border Group
09 June 2016,
Well...our Porchetta evening was a success! The PigOut Roaster worked perfectly!! Everyone enjoyed the event, and the food. We stuffed the Porchetta with pieces of a 5lb butt roast, stitched it, and tied it up. We trimmed about 2 inches of pork belly off each side as it was overlapping too much. We skinned the meat off the strips we took off and put them inside as well. We had a small rupture with the Porchetta approx one hour into the cooking but we wrapped it with foil and it was all fine. I think the reason being is we tied it so tight and not perfectly evenly spaced so the largest bulge ended up bursting. I will be purchasing the porchetta attachment before I attempt my next one. The crackle was amazing, asdnm everyone loved the meat.
I put it on at 11am and it was totally done by 3:15pm so I turned one burner off and kept one on low and just kept the meat at a good hot temp till we carved. I took all the foil off 30 minutes before carving and cranked the heat to full (450) for 20 minutes and it finished the crackle off perfectly.