Tips on how to get perfectly crispy pork crackling!

Tips on how to get perfectly crispy pork crackling!

Here's our ultimate guide to perfect crackling!

  1. Preheat the oven to 220°C.
  2. Place your pork roast in a roasting tin, pat skin with kitchen paper and leave for 30 minutes for the skin to dry.
  3. Check that the skin is evenly scored, adding more using a very sharp knife, if needed.
  4. Lightly rub or brush the skin with oil and sprinkle with a thin, even layer of salt and a little pepper. Rub the seasoning into the scored skin.
  5. Place in oven and roast for 25 minutes; then reduce heat to 180°C and roast an extra 30 minutes per 500g until cooked.
  6. Once cooked, transfer the pork roast onto a serving plate or board. Cover loosely with foil and leave to rest for 15 minutes.
  7. Using a sharp carving knife, remove the crackling from the joint and place on a board and cut into pieces.
  8. For a meal that you and your family will love, thinly slice the roast pork and serve each portion with some crackling, gravy and a generous spoonful of apple sauce!