Germany 2011: Spanferkel, or "Pig on a Spit"9/25/2011 10:35:00 PM
In Germany, the culinary event about which I was most excited was definitely Spanferkel, or suckling pig. Sandra's uncle Reiner (the mushroom man) built the rotisserie himself! How cool is that?!
We rocked up to Reiner's house in the afternoon, finding delicious smoky smells and the following marquee set up in the backyard. Squee!!
It got sprayed with beer throughout the cooking process, to stop the skin from burning before it was cooked all the way through.
|Hehe... how many Germans does it take to roast a pig?|
|"I built that"|
And finally, it was time to eat!
One of Reiner's friends is a professional butcher, who broke down the pig in no time!
The meat was super tender, and really tasty - I loved it!
Now, meat is great, but so are salads! (You can see my beer and my plate of food on the bottom of the table.)
|Top row: Carrot Salad; Potato Salad|
Middle row: Pasta Salad; Pea & Leek Salad
Bottom row: Spaghetti Salad; Pear, Avocado and Sunflower Salad
We'd brought some desserts as well: Käsekuchen (made by Sandra's mum)...
It was a wonderful smoky, meaty, beer-filled afternoon. A perfect relaxing day!