Roast Pork.


  • Iron Age Pork joint

  • Salt


  1. Preheat oven to 200C/400F/gas mark 6. Calculate the cooking time by allowing 30 minutes per 500g ( 25 minutes per lb).

  2. Pork crackling is wonderful when it is just right and crisp.

  3. Ensure that the skin is dry (dab with a paper towel if necessary), score inch wide lines into the fat with a very sharp knife, a stanley knife is good for the job, and rub a bit of salt into the surface.

  4. Start the meat at 200C for the first 20 minutes to ensure the fat crisps up nicely and reduce the heat to 180C/350F/gas mark 4 from then on.

  5. Before carving leave meat to rest for 10 minutes.