Pork Butt in Milk

By: Suzanne Pollak and Lee Manigault, Deans of the Charleston Academy of Domestic Pursuits
Pork Butt in Milk
Pork Butt in Milk
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This recipe for Pork Butt in Milk is mind-blowingly delicious. Roasting a pork butt in milk is a common technique that results in a tasty and flavorful pork roast. This recipe calls for roasting the pork for six hours, which is about three times longer than is traditional. That is why this pork butt roast is three times as scrumptious as your typical pork roast. This pork butt roast is impressive enough to serve to company, but the beauty of this recipe is in how simple and easy it is to prepare. For a truly wonderful meal, be sure to pair this Pork Butt in Milk with homemade cabbage slaw.


Be sure to pair this Pork Butt in Milk with Cabbage Slaw, Pork's Perfect Partner.


Cooking Time6 hr


  • 1 bone-in pork butt (about 8 pounds)
  • 1/2 cup salt
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 cups whole milk


  1. Place the pork butt fat side up in a roasting pan. Rub the salt and sugar all over the fat. Refrigerate the butt for 1 to 3 hours.

  2. Preheat the oven to 300 degrees F.

  3. Season the butt with pepper. Pour in the milk. Roast in the oven, uncovered, for 6 hours.

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I made this for dinner last night. My family loved it! This one will definitely go in my go-to recipe file.

This is my number one recipe ! It never fails to impress my guests every time I've made it, if they knew it how easy ...

Delicious and so easy to make! Be sure to serve it with their cabbage slaw and fried onion rings. The whole family loved it!

This has replaced fried chicken as my family's favorite feast.

I've never heard of this milk trick, I can't wait to try it. I'll post again after make this. Thanks!

This is so easy and tasty! One of my favorite go to meals!


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