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Perfect Roast Pork

Perfect Roast Pork
Serves: 8 prep time cook time

Roast pork and crackling - a decadent favourite. We have the perfect tips to make it crackle every time.


  • 2kg piece 100% New Zealand Pork Shoulder Roast, bone in
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 2-3 tsp salt
  • 2 Tbsp flour
  • 1 ½ cups stock or water
  • 700g bag Wattie's frozen Rosemary & Garlic Potato Roasters
Made with


1. Dry skin of the 100% New Zealand Pork Shoulder Roast . Make sure the skin has thin deep scores right through. Drizzle the oil over and rub into skin. Sprinkle salt over the skin and rub in. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour.

3. Preheat oven to 210°C. Place pork on a rack over a roasting dish and put in oven. Roast for 15 minutes. Reduce temperature to 150°C and continue cooking for 45 minutes per 500g. To check pork is cooked, pierce the thickest part with a knife: if the juices run clear, the pork is cooked. Alternatively, pork is cooked when the thermometer shows 71°C.

4. Remove pork from the oven and set aside to rest. Tip pan juices into bowl. For super-crispy crackling, remove the crackling from pork and place back on the rack. Increase the oven temperature to 190°C for 10 minutes.

5. To make gravy: Measure 3 tablespoons of the pan juices into a small saucepan. Add flour and cook, stirring, until the flour turns a nut brown. Slowly add stock or water and stir continuously, until the gravy thickens and boils. Reduce heat and simmer for 2 minutes. Season to taste.

6. Slice pork. Serve with Wattie’s Rosemary & Garlic Potato Roasters , seasonal vegetables, gravy and apple sauce.


Always allow the meat to rest before carving as this allows the juices to re-absorb into the meat.

Using a sharp knife carve the meat across the grain. For shoulder roasts follow the line of the bone.

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5 Ratings Perfect Roast Pork

gloria mcglone's Review | Rating

roast pork is my favourite meat & naughty but nice of course is the crackling , this is the best way to get perfect crackling ,tried & tested

Jim Goldsworthy's Review | Rating

Bloody beautiful MMMMMMMMMMMM

Ann Phillips's Review | Rating

this was very nice and it was my first time at giving roast pork a go :D

Jenny's Review | Rating

Absolutely beautiful so yummmmmmmmmmmmyyyyyyy

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