If you have some hog roast machines then you will need to make sure that you get the pig cooked perfectly on the day. This is easier said than done because you might not know how to season the pig properly and you might not also know how long to cook it for either. Your local provider can help you to work out how long you need to cook your pig for and this is the easiest way for you to find out how long you need to prepare it long in advance.
So how do you go about the seasoning? The first thing you need to do is make sure that you have some sea salt. This is far better when compared to standard salt and it is a great way for you to add that bit of flavor. Make sure that you start by scoring the skin with a very sharp knife. When you have done this, you can easily rub salt into the cuts and this will help to make the crackling extra crispy.
When you have done this, take some cracked black pepper and grind it into a bowl. You can then use your hands to rub the pepper into the skin as well, because this is the easiest way for you to make sure that the flavor goes all the way through and it is also a great way for you to spread it around as well. Some people choose to add some herbs to the skin but this is completely up to you and it really does depend on what you want to serve with your pig as well so keep this in mind when you are making your decision and always make sure that you use more than you think you need.