Croatian Piglet (“odojak U Pecnici”)

Recipe by nitko
READY IN: 2hrs 50mins
SERVES: 8
YIELD: 8 portions
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 2500
    g pork legs (whole back leg of a piglet)
  • 500
    ml beer
  • 1 12
    cups oil
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DIRECTIONS

  • Wash the piglet leg and salt it. DO NOT salt the skin.
  • Cut the skin with sharp knife and make a “chess board” on it.
  • Preheat oil in a pot. Pour HOT oil over the piglet skin and quickly put the piglet in hot oven (220°C).
  • You bake piglet as follows: 1 kg = 1 hour.
  • After 15 min reduce heat to 180°C and pour over piglet 1/3 of your beer.
  • After approximately 1,5 hours pour over another 1/3 of your beer.
  • About 20 minutes before it is done heat the over back to 220°C and pour over the piglet last 1/3 of your beer.
  • Wondering around hot oven obviously requires more than half a litre of beer, so keep one for the piglet and three for you.
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