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How to get perfect crackling on a pork roast

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    How to get perfect crackling on a pork roast

    I often pop a pork loin in the Weber Summit Charcoal for about 4 hours at low temperature, and the meat comes out fine. However, the skin ends up chewy and tough, mostly inedible. I know it's possible to get good, crisp crackling on a pork roast that can be bitten through easily, but I don't know how to do it, especially on a BBQ like the WSC!

    Does anybody have any tips?

    TIA...

    #2
    Cryovac moisture soaked pork skin will not produce good crackling. Try fresh pork and rub the pork skin with a big dose of salt and let sit over night in the fridge uncovered.

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    • ruralcooking
      ruralcooking commented
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      Thank you, I always use fresh pork, but I will try with the salt rub!

    #3
    You might do better with a bit more heat at the end as well. Pull the loin off a bit before done, crank up the heat, and put it back on

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    • ruralcooking
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      Last-minute, high-temperature sear - noted with thanks.

    #4
    try the broiler or a hot chimney broiler method.

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    • ruralcooking
      ruralcooking commented
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      I don't think I have heard of that before. Do you mean just putting it under a broiler at the last minute, or on top of a chimney of charcoal?

    • allsid
      allsid commented
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      Either- if the internal meat is correct, just move forward with crisping the skin. A quick deep fry would also work.

    #5
    I like to spoon HOT rendered duck fat over the skin. (You can use canola oil too) It crackles and crunches! I love it.

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    • Spinaker
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      Yep! You got it. Right at the end. PLEASE BE CAREFUL! I use a large Dutch oven. Place the meat on a wire rack, over a large baking pan. Then CAREFULLY spoon the rendered fat over the skin. Continue to baste until satisfied. Keep the rendered fat hot. ruralcooking

    • ruralcooking
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      Sounds highly theatrical! Must give it a go.

    • Spinaker
      Spinaker commented
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      ruralcooking I got the idea from Matty. A bit.....unconventional,.......but a great dude! FW to 4:30 if you don't wanna watch the whole video.
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8_y39pIFk6M

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