Im gonna attempt makeing these today for my first time. I have a 5 lb picnic roast. Im gonna try half one way and half another. 1st half will just go in the roasting pan on low heat until it falls apart(shredded/stringy carnita). when done i will pull, spread on a cookie sheet and throw under the broiler to crispen everything up.
The 2nd half i will cube up and put in a large heavy frying pan,with a little vegtable oil. Then i guess you add water till you almost cover the meat and a cup of orange juice. simmer that for a couple hrs or longer, until you cook the water out. Once the water is done you should be cooking the pork in its own rindered fat, I believe this will take another hr on a low simmer.
I think the way there supposed to be done is cooked smothered in lard, long enough to pull apart or until tender
any other suggestions out there. Got my pork thawed out now and gonna head to the strore in a couple hrs. really the only seasoning i think i will use is salt and pepper. Any suggestions on that?