When you’re throwing a party, it is important to have plenty of food for everyone whether you invite six people or 60. Pork dishes are a crowd pleaser at almost any event. You can even build your party around a single pork-based dish to really impress your friends.
A long-standing tradition from the American South to the Caribbean to Hawaii to Asia, a hog roast takes the whole hog and roasts it on a spit. A spit is essentially a rotisserie over an open flame. When purchasing the hog, anticipate about half a kilogram per guest; each pound shrinks to 2/5ths of a kilogram when cooked. Be sure to buy a hog you can actually carry. Younger hogs’ meat is more tender while older hogs’ meat tends to be fattier.
Keep the pig cool in an ice bag until cooking time, then put it on the spit, which …