Roast pork with crackling

Roast pork with crackling
TIME: 1 hour and 45 minutes



  • Preheat your oven to 400F. Dry pork roast as much as possible.
  • Using a sharp knife, cut halfway through the fat layer (but not the meat) in horizontal lines 1/2" apart. Then make vertical lines 1/2" apart, making a cross-hatch pattern.
  • Be careful when scoring the skin, you need to cut deep enough through the skin and down into the fat layer without cutting into the meat.
  • In a small bowl, combine the salt, cloves, mustard seeds, and crumbled bay leaves.
  • Rub the mixture into the pork roast, making sure to work it into the fat layer.
  • Place in a roasting pan and roast for about 30 minutes or until top is crackling and golden brown.
  • Reduce heat to 350°F and carefully pour the water into the pan.
  • Cook another hour, or until meat reaches 160°F.
  • Take the roast out of the oven and let it rest for about 15 min. before cutting and serving it.


  • 5 lbs. pork roast, with rind (ask butcher to leave the skin on)
  • 1 tablespoon coarse salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground fennel
  • 1 teaspoon whole mustard seeds
  • 5 bay leaves, crumbled into small pieces
  • 3 cups boiling water

- Recipe from Scanpan Copyright ©2023


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