I was lucky enough to be at a recent whole hog dinner, simultaneously celebrating multiple engagements, anniversaries and birthdays. We devoured a 24-pound roasted pig, nose to tail. Though we were a large group with formidable appetites, there's plenty of pig left over. So I'm looking for creative ideas on how to use it all. So far, I have made a highly irregular Cuban sandwich, since I had hardly any of the required ingredients at home when I was hungry. I call it the Beardless Castro, since it's unrecognizable as a Cuban. I also added pork to a pasta dish. But that's just the beginning.
Pulled pork sandwiches, tacos and soup will all be made. The bones will make a stock. Probably a frittata and/or fried rice will happen at some point, two of my old standby leftover redeployment dishes. But beyond these ideas, what are some less obvious ways we could use multiple treasure boxes of delicious pork? /mark
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