Roasted pork loin with crackling roast vegetables, gravy and apple sauce

Prep time 15 minutes Cook time 1 hour 20 minutes


  • 1 x 1.8-2kg pork loin roast
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 1 tablespoon sea salt

To serve:

  • 1.5kg roasted vegetables (potatoes, pumpkin, carrots and parsnip)
  • 200g baby peas
  • 600ml gravy
  • 200ml apple sauce


  1. 1.
    Remove pork loin roast from packaging taking note of weight and pat dry with paper towel.
  2. 2.
    Place roast onto a wire rack in the kitchen sink and pour over a jug of boiling water. Pat the rind dry with paper towel.
  3. 3.
    Rub the rind well with oil and sea salt massaging well into the scored areas.
  4. 4.
    Place the pork loin roast on a wire rack in a deep roasting pan, then place in preheated oven at 240⁰C for 40 minutes. Do not open oven door during this period.
  5. 5.
    Reduce oven temperature to 180⁰C for the remaining cooking time allow 30-35 minutes per kg. (Roast prepared vegetables now).
  6. 6.
    Remove pork from the oven and allow to rest in the roasting pan for 10-15 minutes prior to slicing.
  7. 7.
    Slice loin and serve with roasted vegetables, freshly cooked peas, gravy and apple sauce.

General Information

Everybody loves crackling!  If possible, remove your roast from its packaging and place it on a large plate covered with paper towel and allow to sit in the refrigerator overnight. This will allow to skin to dry and make better crackling. Make sure your roast is brought to room temperature prior to beginning preparation. If your crackling is not perfect don’t panic. Preheat your grill to 200°C then place your roast on a tray in the centre of the oven and grill for 4-5 minutes watching the rind carefully so it does not burn. You may need to move it around to grill evenly. Remove, stand 4 -5 minutes then serve.