Lechon de Leche

Lechon de Leche, a baby suckling pig about 4 to 6 weeks old, roasted in the oven on a roasting pan or in a pottery container big enough to fit a 6 to 10 pounds baby pig.  Others get as  big as 20 pounds baby pig, but if you have fewer guests, it would be good to get a smaller one to roast.  The ratio is one to one.  One pound for one person to enjoy this melt-in-your mouth delightful roast. 

6 to 10 pounds suckling pig, clean and ready to roast
salt and pepper
butter or olive oil

Preheat your oven to 425 degrees F
Rub your suckling pig with salt and pepper.  Brush with melted butter inside and outside. Roast in the oven frequently basting with butter or olive oil  for 2 hours or until skin is golden brown and crispy. 

To serve, cut the suckling pig with a plate and divide according to the number of guests. 

*Serve with fried potatoes and a simple green salad.  You can also make a gravy out of the drippings if you like. 


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