Porchetta

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Appears in Cook's Illustrated November/December 2016, America's Test Kitchen TV

Italy’s rich herb-and-garlic-infused slow-cooked pork is one of the world’s best street foods. We wanted to transform it into a roast for company.

SERVES 8 to 10

TIME 1½ to 2 hours, plus 6 hours chilling

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WHY THIS RECIPE WORKS

As a substitute for the traditional whole pig, we opt for easy-to-find pork butt (over pork belly or a pork belly–wrapped pork loin) since it cooked up evenly and offered the right balance of meat and fatty richness. To season and flavor th...

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