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Golden Roast Leg of Pork

Prep Time10 minsCook Time2 hrs 30 minsTotal Time2 hrs 40 mins

A trusted, easy, no-fail recipe

 2 kg Leg of pork
 Salt and pepper to taste
 Olive oil for rubbing
 Apple sauce for serving
1

Preheat the oven to 180ºC. Pat the leg of pork dry with kitchen paper

2

Score the skin on 2 cm intervals if not done yet

3

Cut through the skin and outside fat layer on top with a very sharp knife

4

Rub with salt, pepper and olive oil

5

Place open on a wire rack in an oven-roasting tin

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Place open on a wire rack in an oven-roasting tin

7

Roast the leg for the required amount of time

8

For every 500 g, roast it for 30 minutes

9

At the end, add on 15 – 20 more minutes

10

The skin on top should be golden brown and crisp

11

You can use the oven grill for a little while to help this process

12

Watch it and don’t brown it too much

13

You can slice potatoes thickly and put them in the roasting pan underneath the pork

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They’ll be roasted and coated with lovely meat juices at the same time

15

When done, remove pork from oven and leave in a warm place to “rest” for 8 – 10 minutes

16

This “settles” the juices

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Carve thinly against the grain

18

Serve with gravy, vegetables and apple sauce