Roast is traditional Ukrainian meat dish that has no analogues in the world. Its main ingredients are meat and vegetables. Roast is regularly made from pork, because, contrary to other kinds of meat, it makes the broth rich enough.
Roast recipes are not many - basically it's cooked identically all over Ukraine, having variations only in serving. Roast's peculiarity is that it is cooked in earthen pots, which adds special taste to the dish.
In old times roast was cooked not in pots, but in bread. The duff was partially cut out and all ingredients were put in this newly created 'vessel'. Thanks to this, roast absorbed incredible aroma of wheat and meat. Today this cooking technique is hardly used. However, there is a trick that helps to render original taste of roast in bread: the earthen pot is tightly closed with dough (instead of lid) and put in oven. In this way cooking tradition and unforgettable taste are preserved.
Roast is usually served as second course for supper. It perfectly suits both, festive and everyday diet. It should be noted that being very nourishing, roast is easily digested at the same time.
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