Pork Leg Roast With Cracklings -Sinfully Deelish

Prep Time
Cook Time
1h 50m
Ready In

Recipe: #31820

April 23, 2019

"This pork roast recipe is a favorite here, I have been making this for ages; the meat turns out moist and flavorful and those cracklings……………………………….Mmmmmmmmm, sinfully delicious."

Original recipe yields 4-6 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (465.1 g)
  • Calories 583.8
  • Total Fat - 16.4 g
  • Saturated Fat - 5.8 g
  • Cholesterol - 299.4 mg
  • Sodium - 931.6 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 1.2 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 0.7 g
  • Sugars - 0.1 g
  • Protein - 101.2 g
  • Calcium - 85.3 mg
  • Iron - 8.6 mg
  • Vitamin C - 1 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.4 mg

Step 1

Take the roast out of the packaging and pat dry with paper towels; you want all that moisture out.

Step 2

Place the roast on a plate in the refrigerator uncovered and let it sit there for at least 2 hours. I prepare mine in the morning and let it sit there sit in there until it is ready to be seasoned.

Step 3

Take the roast out of refrigerator and score the skin all around the roast in 1/2 inch rows (see photos)

Step 4

Mix together the salt, thyme, garlic powder and ground peppercorns and rub all over the roast, skin and flesh; let it sit for 1 hour.

Step 5

Pour the avocado oil over the roast and rub it all over the roast.

Step 6

Place the roast on a metal rack in a roasting pan and cook in preheated 450 degree Fahrenheit oven for 40 to 45 minutes or until the rind is nicely crackled.

Step 7

Reduce heat to 350 degrees and continue roasting for 1 1/2 hours or until internal temperature is 140 degrees Fahrenheit; this will vary depending on your oven and size of roast.

Step 8

Increase temperature to 450 degrees Fahrenheit and cook for another 10 minutes or until golden.

Step 9

Remove from oven and allow resting for 15 to 20 minutes before carving. This is where I am tempted to pull the cracklings off and devour them before we all get to eat, lol.

Step 10


Tips & Variations

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