How Does Traditional Pork Roast Cook?

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How Does Traditional Pork Roast Cook?
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Preparing the Roast

Prepare your traditional pork roast for ultimate flavour. Purchase a 2.27kg. roast if you are cooking for guests, but only a 1.36kg. roast if it's just you and your family. Rinse your pork roast and place it in a roasting pan on a rack. Rub your roast with olive oil. You can use another type of oil, but olive oil is a healthy option. Choose spices and sprinkle them over the entire roast. Combination No. 1: garlic, onion powder and paprika. Combination No. 2: rosemary, sage and thyme. Combination No. 3: salt, pepper and garlic powder.

Cooking Instructions

There are many ways to cook a pork roast, but the traditional way is in the oven. Preheat your oven to 450 degrees. When the oven is preheated, place the roasting pan and prepared roast inside. Set your timer for 10 minutes. When it dings, turn the temperature in the oven down to 250 degrees. You now want to cook the pork roast slowly at that temperature so that it stays juicy. Cook the roast for an hour or so, until a meat thermometer registers 150 degrees.

Finishing Up the Roast

Remove your pork roast from the oven and place it on a plate. Cover it with tinfoil and allow it to sit another 20 minutes. Uncover and slice for your guests. The slices can be any thickness you want. Some prefer thin and some thick, so ask your guests which they prefer and cut the roast to suit. You can serve the traditional pork roast with potatoes and green beans.

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