This staple barbecue dish takes 10-15 hours to cook and another quarter-hour or so to pull the pork. It makes little sense to me to do a small amount of meat when you commit this much time. You have a choice of using a pork shoulder roast or a picnic roast. I prefer the shoulder roast, which for some odd reason butchers call a butt roast.
Seldom can you cook something that tastes this great that has attendant health benefits. This cut of pork is lean and has a multitude of vitamins – B! (thiamin), B2 (riboflavin), B3 (niacin), and B6. It also contains an abundance of important minerals -phosphorous, magnesium, iron, and zinc.
Okay, so health experts will throw shoes at you for eating this one. And I believe a regular diet of this will lead to undesirable results. I mean, this thing has more cholesterol than, well . . ., than cholesterol. That being said, this is a real once-per-decade treat which you will enjoy.
Pellet-roasted ham tastes delicious. Remember, though, that what some sellers call a “picnic ham” does not qualify as ham at all: true ham comes from the hind leg of the pig, while a “picnic ham” comes from the front shoulder.
You laugh, but kids love these, and so do a lot of adults. I grew up on these! Heck, a world-famous restaurant in New York City – the Hideaway – has pigs in a blanket on the menu for eight bucks, and it can’t be a lot of them if french fries cost $7! Here, for eight bucks you can have a couple of dozen!