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Cochinillo Asado - Roast Suckling Pig

RollocksRollocks Posts: 570
edited 5:03PM in EggHead Forum
I've been wanting to roast a whole suckling pig on my XL egg for a while. My local butchers have told me the smallest pig I can get is 20-30 lbs.

I think this would be too big for an XL egg.

Recipes I've seen suggest that sucklings can be as small as 6 lbs but usually come in between 10-18 lbs.

JunkyardPerro had a post earlier this year in which he had pictures of a 11.5 lb suckling on what appears to be a large egg.


What is the largest do you think I could fit on an XL egg?


  • RollocksRollocks Posts: 570
    I just spoke to a butcher who told me that the 20-30 lb weight is the weight of the pig prior to being processed. So now I'm wondering if the 11.5 suckling that JunkyardPerro used is the weight before or after being processed.
  • emillucaemilluca Posts: 673
    Have him/her 1/4 the beast. That would make it manageable and still a good presentation.
  • RollocksRollocks Posts: 570
    I considered that, but I'd like to go for the whole pig look. A friend suggested i buy a live one and bring it home, slaughter it and dress it myself.

    While my wife may be a hockey mom, she isn't into field dressing an animal. My kids though may enjoy chasing it around the yard for a day or two.
  • CrashCrash Posts: 32
    I smoked a whole hog of about 26 lbs but cut it in half so it would fit in the Large I own. It was a feral hog and wanted it cooked hard so I put it on at 1800hrs and took it off at 0200hrs. I cooked it at 250 with water in the drip pan. It was pulled off the bone, mixed with hot sauce and a little BBQ sauce. Then served on hamburger buns. There was nothing left over.
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