Date: Aug. 19

Aga Roast Pork

  • Serves 10

    What can be more delicious than a roast leg of pork? Free range pork
    gives the best crackling and these sweet buttery apples
    complement the roast.

Ingredients

2.25-2.7kg (5-6 lb) leg of pork, with skin scored
2 onions, thickly sliced

Sprigs of fresh rosemary

Oil

Coarse salt

3 red onions, cut into sixths

Accompaniment:
85g (3 oz) butter

25g (1 oz) sugar

6 Cox’s apples, cut into quarters and cored

Method

Remove the pork from the refrigerator one hour before cooking and dry the skin with a piece of kitchen towel. Place the sliced onion into an AGA roasting tin with the rosemary and place the pork on top. Brush with a little oil and sprinkle with salt.

2 Oven AGA
2 oven AGA: Slide the pork onto the lowest set of runners in the Roasting Oven and cook for about 2-2½ hours, (add the red onions after 1 hour). Transfer to the Simmering Oven for a further 30 minutes.

3 and 4 Oven AGA
: Slide the pork into the centre of the Roasting Oven and roast for 45 minutes, add the red onions and transfer to the Baking Oven for about 1½ hours. Check the pork is cooked through and leave to rest for 15-30 minutes next to the AGA before carving. For the apple accompaniment, melt the butter and sugar together and cook for 3-4 minutes on the Simmering Plate then add the apples, turn to cover and cook until the apples begin to go translucent, about 5 minutes. Serve with the pork. Make a gravy using the meat juices together with the rosemary and onion then strain into a sauce pot.

Notes

: Roast at 200ºC (400ºF), fan oven 180ºC, Gas Mark 6 for 30 minutes per 450g (1 lb).

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