Pata De Cerdo (Canary Island Style Pork Roast)

Total Time
3hrs 10mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 3 hrs

Very popular in the Canary Islands, these roast pork sandwiches are sure to please! The meat is juicy, and tender. Perfect for a picnic!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Using a mortar and pestle, mash garlic cloves and sea salt.
  2. Once creamy, add paprika, thyme, oregano and olive oil; combine well.
  3. Rub roast all over with this mixture.
  4. Place uncovered in a preheated 350 degree Fahrenheit oven.
  5. Bake 3 to 4 hours or until cooked through.
  6. Remove from oven and allow to stand 15 minutes before slicing.
  7. Slice into very thin slices.
  8. Serve on crusty baguettes, lightly salted.


Most Helpful

i made this today and loved it! i love pork but tend to overcook everytime. i did the same today and the meat was dry(my fault). i had added apple juice to the roasting pan to help steam so i took the juices, shredded the meat and drizzled the meat with juices. my hubby added apple cinnamon bbq sauce to his sandwich and it was delicious.

kimbearly August 06, 2002

This is a TRUE five star dish... I sliced onion really thin and put it on the sandwich and that was all I changed... canarygirl, you have provided the MOST awesum recipes!! I LOVE this... I will look foreward to making it tons of times again! Thanks so much!! Donna:)

Donna August 12, 2002

Excellent I made this roast in a clay roaster in the oven, with a little beer in the bottom of the pan, was very tender and not dry at all, was really great for a midweek dinner. Very quick and easy.

shannon carlesimo August 15, 2002

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