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How to make paper frills for a crown roast

Updated February 21, 2017

For a dramatic presentation at your next dinner party, serve a crown roast. Forming the circular-shaped crown roast involves joining the ends of two centre-rib roasts, which are racks of rib chops. Some chefs dress the finished roast by adding paper frills to the protruding bone end of each chop. When ordering a crown roast from the meat market, ask the meat cutter if they supply the paper frills. If not, make your own. Dress the roast with the paper frills after setting the crown roast on the serving platter.

Cut out strips of paper, making each 6.25 cm (2 1/2 inches) by 12.5 cm (5 inches). Make one strip for each chop.

Fold each paper strip lengthwise.

Cut evenly spaced lines along the folded side to create a fringe end, cutting halfway through the width of the strip. Do this for each strip of paper.

Wrap a paper strip around your finger to curl and then connect the ends of the strip using the double-sided tape. Position the tape on the inside of the frill, so it is not visible. Repeat for each paper strip.

Place a paper frill on a bone end of each chop, with the frilled end up.

Things You'll Need

  • Sturdy paper
  • Scissors
  • Double-sided tape
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Ann Johnson has been a freelance writer since 1995. She previously served as the editor of a community magazine in Southern California and was also an active real-estate agent, specializing in commercial and residential properties. She has a Bachelor of Arts in communications from California State University, Fullerton.