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Crackling Roast Pork with Apple Cider Gravy

Crackling Roast Pork with Apple Cider Gravy

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25 mins + 175 mins
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Serves 8
Dairy Free Dairy Free

Ingredients

  • 2kg pork roast
  • ½ Tbsp oil
  • 1-2 tsp salt
  • 300ml apple cider
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 3 apples, cut horizontally into thirds, cores removed
  • 1 Tbsp plain flour
  • 1 cup hot water
  • Roast potatoes, to serve
  • Roast pumpkin, to serve
  • Roast onions, to serve
  • Roast kumara, to serve
  • Green beans, to serve

Method

1. Preheat oven to 175°C (155°C fan-forced). Place the pork onto a board and use a sharp knife to score slices through the skin.

2. Rub the skin thoroughly with the oil then rub over the salt, working it into the scored skin.

3. Combine the cider and brown sugar in a small saucepan and cook on high until the sugar has dissolved. Set aside.

4. Place the apple in a layer on the base of a large roasting pan. Sit pork on top, skin side up, and bake for 30 minutes.

5. Reduce oven to 170°C (150°C fan-forced) and pour cider mixture over the pork. Bake for another 2 hours.

6. When pork is cooked, turn oven setting to grill and place the pork underneath, skin side up. It will puff and swell – watch it closely so it doesn’t burn. Rotate the pork carefully to expose as much of the skin to the direct heat as possible. Cover with foil and set aside for 10 minutes.

7. To make the gravy, discard apples from the pan, leaving the juices. Skim off any visible fat and place the pan on the stove over a high heat. Add flour, whisking continuously until the gravy is smooth. Gradually whisk in the hot water, stirring continuously to prevent lumps.

8. Carve pork and break up the crackling. Serve with veges and gravy on the side.

Tip: Rubbing salt into the skin before roasting helps draw out moisture so you get a good crackle. Roasting temperature is perfect for moist, tender meat, but not hot enough to make the crackling really pop, so give the crackling a final blast under the grill rather than risk drying out the meat in an oven that is too hot, or for too long.

PER SERVE

• Energy 1805Kj • Protein 51g • Total Fat 15g • Saturated Fat 6g • Carbohydrates 20g • Sugars 19g • Sodium 713mg

Dietary and nutritional info supplied by NZ Nutrition Foundation.

MEAL INGREDIENTS

Qty Price
Countdown Pork Roast Leg Bone In $7.00 kg was $12.00
$7.00 kg was $12.00
Essentials Olive Oil $5.00 ea
$5.00 ea
Countdown Salt Sea Grinder $3.50 ea
$3.50 ea
Old Mout Scrumpy Cider $9.00 ea club price $10.99 non club member
$9.00 ea club price $10.99 non club member
Countdown Brown Sugar $1.40 ea
$1.40 ea
Fresh Produce Apples Braeburn
arrow icon exclamation icon Out of stock Out of stock
Countdown Plain Flour $2.10 ea
$2.10 ea
Countdown Water Still Spring $0.90 ea
$0.90 ea
Fresh Produce Potatoes White Washed $2.99 kg
$2.99 kg
Fresh Produce Kumara Orange $5.00 kg
$5.00 kg
Fresh Produce Onions Brown $1.80 kg
$1.80 kg
Fresh Produce Pumpkin Pieces $3.49 ea
$3.49 ea
Countdown Beans Green $3.00 ea
$3.00 ea