Crackled Pork Leg with Apple Sauce Gravy
Prep time 15 minutes Cook time 2 hours 45 minutes
Serves 6 people
- •3kg pork leg, bone in
- •1 tablespoon olive oil
- •1 tablespoons sea salt flakes
Apple sauce gravy
- •20g butter
- •1 tablespoon plain flour
- •1 ½ cups chicken stock
- •½ cup store-bought apple sauce + extra to serve
- 1.For best results, dry the pork leg with paper towel. Place, uncovered, in the fridge overnight to air dry. Let pork stand for 1 hour at room temperature before roasting.
- 2.Preheat oven to 240˚C/220˚C fan-forced.
- 3.Using a sharp knife, score pork rind (not the flesh) at 1cm wide intervals. Rub rind with oil and then rub with salt.
- 4.Place pork onto a rack in a large roasting pan. Roast pork for 20-25 minutes or until the rind is crisp and golden.
- 5.Reduce oven to 180˚C/160˚C fan-forced. Roast pork for a further 1 hour 45 minutes to 2 hours or until just cooked through. The best way to know if the pork is cooked through is to insert a meat thermometer into the thickest part of the meat, the internal temperature should be about 70˚C for medium.
- 6.Once cooked through, transfer pork to a carving board to rest for 15 minutes.
- 7.Drain fat from the roasting pan leaving 2 tablespoons pan juices. Add butter and place pan over medium heat. When butter is sizzling, sprinkle with flour and stir with a whisk until combined.
- 8.Cook on stove, stirring, for 2 minutes until golden and bubbling.
- 9.Gradually stir in stock, whisking constantly, until mixture boils and a smooth gravy forms. Stir in apple sauce, reduce heat and simmer for 3 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.
- 10.Slice the pork and serve with the apple sauce gravy. Team with the leftover apple sauce and roasted apple wedges if liked.