How to Cook Roast Pork and Get Perfect Crackling

How to cook perfect roast pork

For the perfect roast pork, there are just a few simple steps to remember to make a meal the whole family will love.

Roast with crackling

To help you cook the crispiest crackling, there are three things
you need: heat, oil and salt.

  • Firstly, preheat oven to 220°C
  • Then pat the surface of the rind dry with paper towel
  • Rub a little oil and salt into the scored rind
  • Finally, cook for 20 minutes at 220°C (this will begin the crackling process), then turn down oven to 180°C and cook for 45 minutes per kg
  • Rest for 5-10 minutes and enjoy!

Roast without crackling

  • Preheat oven to 180°C
  • Gently sear roast in a hot pan
  • Place in oven and cook for 45 minutes per kg to finish
  • Rest for 5-10 minutes and enjoy!

Remember, pork is at its juicy best when cooked medium.

Cooking Tips
  • For best results, meat should be brought to room temperature prior to cooking
  • Pork doesn’t need to be overcooked to be safe
  • Avoid frequent prodding of the meat while cooking
  • Marinating can add extra flavour and tenderness, especially on the BBQ.
  • Pork (like all meat) continues to cook after removal from heat. For best results, let your dish rest uncovered for 1-2 minutes in a warm environment prior to serving (except for sausages and mince)
  • Always cut meat across the grain to keep tender