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This little piggy... went in the oven

PHIL TINDALL
Last updated 05:00 07/11/2012
CHRISTMAS TREAT: Phil Tindall uses his pizza oven to roast a whole pig.
CHRISTMAS TREAT: Phil Tindall uses his pizza oven to roast a whole pig.

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Since building a pizza oven in the backyard, it has become something of a tradition to roast a whole pig for the family Christmas festivities.

I built the oven in 2007 (or at least that's when I finished it.)

Depending on the size of the pig we cook it for between four and six hours. Also depending on the pig, it will feed between 10 to 20 people.

The one pictured fed about 30 (it was 18kg) and there was plenty left over. But it was our contribution to a family Christmas lunch and there was plenty of other stuff to fill up on.

We will generally roast summer veges (beets, carrots, spuds etc...) to go with it. The more colourful the better.

I also bake bread as the oven stays hot for at least a day.

Sadly we have to buy our piggies as we are suburban; we try for free-range

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