Roast Pork Leg with Apple Sauce
- 2 1/2kg boneless pork leg roast, rind on
- 4 Tbsp olive oil
- 1 Tbsp salt
- 1.2kg potatoes, quartered
- 2 Tbsp fresh sage leaves
- 2 Tbsp fresh rosemary leaves
- Apple Sauce
- 3 large green apples, peeled, cored and sliced
- 1/2 cup water
- 1 tsp white sugar
- Pinch ground cinnamon
1. Preheat oven to 240°C (220°C fan-forced).
2. Score the pork rind with sharp knife. Tie pork at 5cm intervals with kitchen string. Place in a large shallow baking dish. Rub with 2 tablespoons of the oil, then add salt and roast, uncovered for 20 minutes, or until skin is bubbled and blistered.
3. Reduce oven to 180°C (160°C fan-forced) and roast pork, uncovered for a further two hours.
4. Meanwhile in a medium bowl, combine potato with remaining oil and herbs. Place in a single layer on an oven tray. Roast, uncovered for about 35 minutes.
5. Meanwhile to make the apple sauce. In a medium saucepan, add the apples and water. Simmer, uncovered for 10 minutes, or until apple is soft. Remove saucepan from the heat and stir in the sugar and cinnamon.
6. Remove pork from the oven and stand, loosely covered with foil for 10 minutes before slicing. Serve pork and potatoes with apple sauce.
• Energy 3195Kj • Protein 64g • Total Fat 46g • Saturated Fat 17g • Carbohydrates 21g • Sugars 5g • Sodium 1015mg
Dietary and nutritional info supplied by NZ Nutrition Foundation.