Traditional Italian porchetta gets a Kansas City twist

Feb 25, 2015 1105

by Jeff Toohey Johnson

Porchetta is a traditional Italian dish that consists of layering pork belly with herbs and spices and pork loin, rolling it up, then roasting it in the oven. Jeff Toohey calls his version of this classic dish "Kansas City-fied." He merges Italian culture with Kansas City style by adding a barbecue spice rub and smoking the meat instead of roasting it.

"I have always had an interest in Italian cooking since living there before, but I wanted to do something a little different," Toohey says. "The first time I made this recipe, I sliced it in thick slabs and served it as an entrée. The next day I created the sandwich version, which was even better."

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