People often ask me how are hogs roasted? There are two ways a hog can be cooked. Popular culture tells us that the best way to roast a hog is to impale it on a large pole and spin it around whilst it cooks. Sometimes an apple is placed in its mouth, to conjure up images of the stereotypical idea. This is certainly the best option if you are looking for theatrics. The benefits of this are great – watching the hog spin on the pole can be quite a mesmerising experience for guests, and it is certainly a great attraction for any type of gathering. It also acts as a great ice-breaker, perhaps at corporate events, and can help to kick start the conversation. This method is known as spit roasting. Since people sometimes confuse hog roasting with spit roasting, it is important to mention that there is another alternative when catering for hog roasts. The pig can simply be placed into what is known as a hog roast machine.
A hog roast machine is a bit like a large transportable oven. The meat is placed onto a tray and is then slid inside the machine and cooked on a low flame. Hog Roast Machines come in a variety of shapes and sizes. Some are cylindrical whilst others are rectangular. All come on wheels and are easily transportable, allowing you to quite literally place the machine anywhere you wish. There are many benefits to this alternative – hog roasting machines do not require a motor or electricity, so you can quite literally cook the meat anywhere in Lancashire – in the middle of a field if you happen to be throwing a gathering at a farmhouse, in your back garden or on your patio – the options are almost unlimited. As we are approaching autumn, the cold winds are starting to blow. But you needn’t worry about an electricity outage – our machines can withstand the most disadvantageous situation and your party is guaranteed to go without a hitch. Cooking the meat in a hog roast machine may detract from the entertainment value that the spit-roasting process may have, but some hog roast machines do have see through glass panes so you can view the hog as it is being cooked.
The result is still the same as if you were spit roasting – the pig is still going to be succulent. It is completely up to you how you decide to roast your hog, it is your event at the end of the day, and there is certainly no right or wrong way to do it. We just want you to have a fun and memorable experience, and most importantly of all, a stress-free experience. We will sort everything out for you and we are convinced you will be delighted with the results. Whichever method you choose, the end result is always going to be the same. You are going to end up with a delicious and tender hog for you and your guests to get stuck into, and an enjoyable experience for all too.