Hog Roast Orpington
Through the leafy suburbs of Orpington, Kent, amongst the popular strip of restaurants that gather on Orpington road and the High Street, a unique flavour breezes through the nostrils of all in a 200 yard radius.
A cuisine admired across the globe is that of the ‘Hog Roast’.One I have the pleasure of working with on a regular basis. To genuinely appreciate the sheer delicacy of a Hog Roast Orpington is not just ‘having a thick bacon sandwich’ but, honouring the pig itself and appreciating what the animal is capable of providing for a lot of very hungry people that seek more than just a BBQ.
Here, we have a lot of pride in what we choose to eat so a ‘Hog Roast Orpington’ has become a staple during hot summer evenings. I choose to prepare my ‘Hogs’with salt and herbs such as sage which are rubbed into the pig’s skin using plenty of olive oil. I then score this using a Hickory knife that must be kept clean and sharp.
Being English, It has been bred into me from a very young age that ‘crackling’ is something that many Englishmen would swim to ends of the earth for. My hog’s boast as much crackling as you could possibly want.