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Crispy Crackling Pork Recipe

Looking for the perfect crackling? Look no further, our crispy crackling pork will give you both the texture and flavour you've been looking for.

Serves: 6
Preparation Time: 20 mins
Cooking Time: 120 mins


  • 1.4 kg joint loin of Red Tractor pork
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp Red Tractor rapeseed oil
  • 2 large Red Tractor Maris Piper potatoes
  • 3 Red Tractor carrots, peeled and diagonally cut into large chunks
  • 3 Red Tractor parsnips, peeled and halved
  • 4 Red Tractor small onions, peeled and halved
  • 2 Red Tractor apples, halved
  • 1 small Red Tractor cauliflower, cut into florets
  • Few branches Red Tractor rosemary


  1. Pre heat the oven to 230°C, 450°F, gas mark 8. Using a very sharp knife score the pork skin, rub with salt. Rub with 1 tbsp of the oil and roast for 15 minutes.
  2. Reduce the heat 200°C, 400°F, gas mark 6. Place the potatoes and carrots, around the pork, drizzle over the remaining oil and roast for 45 minutes.
  3. Add the parsnips, onions and apples to the pan toss the vegetables in the oil and roast for a further 20 minutes with the rosemary.
  4. Remove the joint from the pan and allow it to rest for 20 minutes. Add the cauliflower to the pan and roast for 20-30 minutes or until crisp.
  5. Slice the pork and serve with the vegetables and gravy of your choice.

TIP: push a sharp knife into the pork to ensure the juices run clear, before removing from the oven.
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