How to Make Paper Hats for a Crown Roast

Written by kathryn hatter
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As you prepare a delectable crown roast for a special dinner, do not neglect the final presentation of your roast. Protect the rib bones that extend out of the roast and give your crown roast a beautiful finishing touch by adding paper hats (bone bootees) to the tops of the rib bones. Often a helpful butcher will give you bone bootees when you purchase your crown roast; however, you can also make your own using plain white paper instead.

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Things you need

  • White paper (8.5 by 11 inches)
  • Ruler
  • Scissors
  • Clear tape

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  1. 1

    Draw a 3.5 by 11-inch rectangle onto the white paper. Cut out the rectangle with the scissors.

  2. 2

    Fold the rectangle in half lengthwise but do not crease the fold.

  3. 3

    Grasp the folded rectangle on the long cut edges and make slits along the entire folded edge of the paper with the scissors. Space the slits ¼-inch apart and make the slits approximately 1 inch long into the folded paper.

  4. 4

    Fold the cut edges of the folded rectangle up 1/2-inch and crease this fold.

  5. 5

    Wrap the prepared rectangle around the end of a rib bone loosely with the fold to the inside facing the rib bone. Note where the paper overlaps and cut off the excess paper to leave ½-inch of overlapped paper.

  6. 6

    Tape the ends of the overlapped paper around the rib bone.

  7. 7

    Wrap the remaining paper around another rib bone, cut it off and tape it in similar fashion.

  8. 8

    Make additional rectangles to cover each exposed rib bone with a paper hat.

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