With summer just around the corner, it's time to start thinking of gatherings with friends and family. In fact, you are probably already planning for graduations, family reunions and summer holidays. With that comes all the planning, which undoubtedly includes food. Perhaps this year, you are out of ideas and everyone looks to you to throw the famous BBQ every year. Have you considered a spit roast for your next party?
A spit roast is an open flame cookout of a pig. Yes, the entire pig is fastened to a rod and slowly roasted at your BBQ for all to see! There are a few nuggets that make this a great addition to your party.
For one, it is a major attraction. Unless you live in certain areas where this is a normal event, many of your guests will never have seen an actual display of a roasting pig. Children especially, will be highly entertained at the display. It will most certainly be a talking point for your guests.
In addition to being a huge attraction, your guests will have plenty to eat. Your roast will provide more than enough meat and will also offer a large variety of options. Of course, ham is available immediately when the pork is finished roasting. However, you can be creative and offer lots to please your friends such as dipping sauces for the pig. Many also offer chopped BBQ or pulled pork and pulled pork sandwiches. You can even shave the outer portion of the pig, chop and deep fry it into skins. The possibilities are as great as your imagination.
Another nice benefit of a spit roast is that it is healthier than many forms of cooking meat, simply because the amount of fat and oil is decreased in this rotisserie method of cooking.
Yes, there are also benefits for the cook. It allows them to enjoy the gathering as well because they will not have to constantly monitor the food. The largest amount of work is the preparation in the very beginning. Once the pig is mounted and cooking, everyone can join the party with minimal work left.
Another point to mention is its cost. Typically with a spit roast, you will not need to offer many other meats because it is basically the main attraction. It will cost you less than it normally would to have your event catered because you are no longer paying per person.
Offering a spit fire roast is an overall great choice for your next party. It will be fun for your guests of all ages. It is a healthier option. It is also less expensive and don't forget, it allows the cook to join the party instead of slaving over coals all day. Your guests will be full and they will never forget the spectacular event of watching an entire pig-on-a-stick. You will continue to be known for throwing the greatest annual party.
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