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Crackled Boneless Pork Leg Roast With Crunchy Parmesan & Sage Potatoes

Prep time 15 minutes Cook time 2 hours 30 minutes

Serves 8 people



  • 2.5 kg boneless pork leg roast, rind on and scored (see tips)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon sea salt flakes
  • Store-bought Honey & Mustard Finishing Sauce or chicken gravy, heated, to serve

Crunchy parmesan & sage potatoes

  • 2 x 500g bags microwavable baby white potatoes
  • ¾ cup finely grated parmesan
  • 80g butter, melted
  • ¼ cup sage leaves


  1. 1.
    Preheat oven to 240°C/220°C fan-forced. Rub the pork rind with oil then salt. Place pork into a shallow baking pan lined with baking paper. Roast for 40 minutes or until golden and a crackling forms.
  2. 2.
    Reduce heat to 180°C/160°C fan-forced and roast for 1 hour and 20 minutes or until 65°C when tested in the thickest part with a meat thermometer. Remove pork from the oven. Cover with foil and rest for 10 minutes.
  3. 3.
    Meanwhile, to make crunchy parmesan and sage potatoes, pierce the bag and microwave potatoes, one bag at a time, on high for 7 minutes each. Stand for 10 minutes to cool slightly. Drain and set aside to dry.
  4. 4.
    Sprinkle parmesan onto a large baking tray lined with baking paper. Drizzle with melted butter. Sprinkle with sage leaves. Using a potato masher, “squash” potatoes to about 2cm thick. Place potatoes onto cheese mixture. Place potatoes in the oven, in the last 35 minutes of cooking pork. Turn potatoes in the last 10 minutes of cooking.
  5. 5.
    Serve pork with potatoes and sauce or gravy.

General Information


Boneless pork leg is mostly sold rolled with the rind already scored. If buying unrolled pork leg from your butcher, ask for the rind to be scored at 1cm-intervals. For best results, dry pork with paper towel. Place, uncovered, in the fridge overnight to air dry. Let pork stand at room temperature for 1 hour before roasting.