The Purple Pig Milk Braised Pork Shoulder and Mashed Potatoes

Recipe by College Girl
READY IN: 3hrs 20mins


  • Pork Shoulder
  • pork shoulder, bone removed and cut into 8 oz. pieces
  • 1
    small bunch fresh thyme
  • 2
    onions, peeled and quartered
  • 1
    carrot, peeled and kept in large pieces
  • 2
    gallons milk
  • 2
    gallons pork stock
  • 1
    rib celery, cut into 3 large pieces
  • Mashed Potatoes
  • 1 14
    lbs russet potatoes, peeled cut into 1 1/2 inch chunks
  • 14
    cup warm cream
  • 4
    teaspoons butter, warm
  • salt and pepper


  • Tie a piece of string around each piece of pork to maintain a nice shape while cooking. In a large pot sear off pork shoulder (season liberally first). Add vegetables and herbs after meat is browned, add liquids and bring to a boil. Season and place in a 350° oven to braise. Should take 2-3 hours.
  • Place potatoes in a large pot, add cold water to cover and season aggressively with salt. Bring to a boil and cook till potatoes are tender. Drain potatoes, mash while still hot with rest of the ingredients, season and reserve.