Arrosto Di Maiale Al Latte

Serves 4 - 6 as main course.

Level of difficulty: easy

This idea of braising pork in milk was so strange and simple, it had to be exceptional, and it is. It will become a regular in your culinary arsenal


3 - 4 lb pork loin roast
salt and pepper
2 tbsp bacon grease
2 1/2 c whole milk (don't use anything low fat or skimmed)
5 cloves garlic — peeled


Heat oven to 325F.

Melt bacon grease in a large dutch oven over medium-high heat. Generously season pork with salt and pepper, then brown on all sides in the dutch oven. Pour out the fat in the bottom of the pot, add the milk and garlic, cover, and place in the middle of the oven.

Cook for one hour. turn roast over and cook another hour. Turn roast over again and cook 30 minutes more. Remove from oven and set roast on a plate, covered with foil, and allow to rest 10 - 15 minutes. Blend milk sauce using a blender and season to taste with salt and pepper.

This is a traditional Italian recipe adapted by Kevin Weeks, a personal chef in Knoxville, TN. Contact him at,, or

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