Whole Pit-Roasted Pig

Preparation info
    • Difficulty


Appears in
Farm Journal’s Country Cookbook

By Nell B. Nichols

Published 1972

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You will need

  • Whole young pig, dressed and shaved
  • Rock-lined pit dug ahead of time
  • Several rounded rocks from a stream, in 1 to 4 lb. weights. (Sun dry them for a week


  • Allow 1 lb. dressed meat per person.
  • Dig hole about 2½′ deep at center, with diameter of 5½ to 8′ depending on size of pig. Line with rocks.
  • Stack wood on rocks, Indian-tepee style. Light fire. Place round rocks in fire where they will get most heat.