How to Make Paper Hats for a Crown Roast

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.

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

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

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.

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

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.

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

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

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

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