Welcome to our 2017 PORCH PARTY!!
Thanks to my friends Mary Mulari and Nancy Harp -- this year, I had a special theme -- "Food From the Iron Range".
Our menu will be: Porketta (spicy, boneless, rolled pork roast) Pasties (a savory hand pie the miners used to take to work with them) Cardamon Bread, Lefse (here's an interesting video) Potica (a hand-rolled nut bread)..and sandwich loaf (more about that later).
John and I did a Porketta trial run the week before the luncheon.
|He deboned a large fresh pork roast, cut it in two, and butterflied it...|
|The spices are rubbed on the inside, then the meat is rolled, and tied. (in this case, we used the porketta sweater Nancy sent)|
|The spices are then rubbed all over the OUTSIDE of the roast.|
|They look great!|
|And, while cooking, THE PORKETTA SMELLS AMAZING..|
|WOW. SO DELICIOUS. I cannot believe I lived this long and never knew about porketta.|