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Recipe courtesy of Joseph Piersanti and Joe Kasper

Whole Hog

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  • Level: Intermediate
  • Total: 7 hr 15 min
  • Prep: 15 min
  • Cook: 7 hr
  • Yield: 50 servings
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10 to 20 garlic bulbs

Sea salt

Extra-virgin olive oil

Seasoning salt

Coarse black pepper

Hot salt

70 pound hog


  1. Cut the top of the garlic bulbs off and tie them in cheesecloth. Place garlic bulbs, salt, olive oil, seasoning salt, black pepper, and hot salt, to taste, in the inside of the pig as well as the outside. Roast as desired. When temperature of pig reaches 160 degrees F on an instant-read thermometer, it's done and ready to eat.