Sunday, 26 October 2014

Mum's pork crackling

For those of you who have seen THIS, here's how you make it...

Ingredients (serves two hungry people)
500g pork belly
1/2 tsp salt
2 large potatoes, peeled and cut into perfect roastie sized spuds
1 large carrot, peeled and cut lengthways
1 large parsnip, peeled and cut lengthways
1 large red onion, quartered
A couple of sprigs of thyme

1. Pre-heat the oven to 140 degrees.
2. Score the skin of the pork belly creating a criss-cross pattern and rub salt all over.
3. Grab an oven proof dish or roasting tray and place a wire rack on top for your pork belly to sit on.
4. Place the pork in the oven and roast for 3 hours.
5. Prepare your veg by parboiling the potatoes for about 6-8 minutes in boiling water until the edges become fluffy, then drain and fluff up the potatoes some more by shaking the pan with the lid on.
6. After 3 hours, turn the oven up to 200 degrees, add the veg and thyme to the roasting tray underneath the wire rack and coat with the pork fat that has dripped down.
7. Roast for 1 hour or until the crackling is lovely and golden and the veg starts to colour. Make sure you turn the veg and mix it all about half way through.
8. Serve with plenty of gravy and enjoy!

Yelly-fi-felly-food-belly x

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