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Roast Pork with Crackling Recipe

Rosemary is the classic herb for pork, and I often toss in a couple of sprigs of thyme too. Then scatter on some sliced garlic and lay the pork joint on top of it. That's it!


Firstly - you need to make sure that you have a good layer of fat under the skin of your pork.


Secondly you need to make sure the skin is dried out. To do this, a few hours before you cook it, take it out of its packaging, dry it off with a paper towel, and put it on a plate, uncovered back in the fridge for a couple of hours or more.

Finally, right before you put the joint in the oven, you need to sprinkle it with a lot of salt. And by a lot, I mean at least 1 tablespoon of salt. More if you are ok with it being salty

The best thing about cooking roast pork is that it is pretty much set and forget. Once you have given it that first blast of heat at a high temperature, you can turn the heat down to 375 F / 190 C and just leave it alone.

– Roast potatoes (of course) – Roast carrots or other root vegetables – A green vegetable – Cauliflower cheese – Yorkshire puddings – Gravy

Other ideas for roast pork accompaniments include:

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