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For those of us who don't want to try to get whole hog or even a half a hog to make porchetta
here is a smaller home version I do using pork belly, known as pancetta in Italy. Not the pancetta which is already cured like bacon, but meaning just "the belly", la pancia.
I adore taking the fresh pancetta and slicing it then marinating it with red wine vinegar, oregano, fennel pollen and chili pepper flakes and then grilling it!
But if I have time, making this mini-porchetta is lovely for a luscious winter meal with friends.
Roast some potatoes or make some lentils to enjoy this rich rolled pork!
Break out great bottle of red or a fun lambrusco.
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