Monday, June 23, 2008

Pork Butt

Oh, the title possibilities here: "Rubbed Butt"? Or, as my kids term it, having seen this unfortunate label on a piece of meat in the supermarket some years ago, "Butt Whole"? Anyway....last week it was pretty chilly here. We're talking high of 58 from Monday through Thursday sort of chilly. Paula posted about her ribs, and, since I had the "butt whole" out of the freezer, I thought, "Well, why not adapt?" So adapt I did.


1/2 cup brown sugar
2 tbsp. sea salt
2 tbsp. garlic powder
1 tbsp. paprika
1 tbsp. mustard powder
ground black pepper

Mix all the seasonings together in a bowl. Smash into all sides of the meat. Put it in a roasting pan, let it sit for a while, then put it in the oven at 325 for about 30 minutes per pound (mine took 6 hours - and it was boneless). Ladle the fat off the pan drippings, and add 1/2 cup water. To this, whisk in 1 cup cold water whisked with 2 tbsp. cornstarch; cook until the gravy thickens and turns clear. Serve with "Heart Attack Potatoes":

Wash, slice and boil 4 to 5 pounds red skinned potatoes (leave skin on) until tender. Drain in a colander. In the same pan, melt one stick butter and one stick margarine. Grind in a bunch of black pepper, and add chopped fresh or dried parsley - about 1/4 cup. Stir in the potatoes and serve. "Heart attack goodness on a plate!" according to one of my daughters, hence the name.


Peter M said...

Pork butt (shoulder) is my favourite cut of the pig...when done right, ain't nuthin' better.

gaylen said...

I love me some good pork butt! That actually looks really yummy - I swear I'm gonna have to start cooking again. g

Paula said...

I'm still laughing about the "butt whole" moniker. Just yesterday while shopping, my girls were bent over in a giggle fit at a product they saw called "butt paste". Yeah, it was a proud parent moment. Anyway, when I saw your rubbed butt, I remembered the butt paste and now I'm the one still laughing!

I bet your kitchen smelled divine while this roasted. I absolutely love pork, and roasted is amazing. Your's was one huge, ok, I can't say butt here. Your's was a huge roast! The Heart Attack Potatoes are so worth the risk. I bet they tasted great with the pork! Y.U.M.!

Pam said...

That pork looks so tender!