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Perfect Pork Crackle – CTM Style

By September 3, 2023October 24th, 2023Christmas Recipes, Pork
Perfect pork crackle at Cotton Tree Meats

You can’t have a pork roast without perfect pork crackle!! If you follow a few simple steps, we can guarantee you will have the crunchiest of crackling every time. Great pork crackle start with using great quality Sweet Bangalow Pork.



  1. Remove pork roast from packaging and season with olive oil, course salt & cracked pepper, leave in fridge uncovered for up to 24 hours before cooking.
  2. Remove roast from fridge and place on bench for one hour before cooking, to get the roast to room temperature.
  3. Pre heat oven to 220°
  4. Dry off the skin with paper towel and re season with olive oil , course salt and cracked pepper before roasting & place in a roasting pan with a trivet.
  5. Roast for 20 – 30 minutes at 220° until the crackle starts to go a golden colour
  6. Reduce the temperature of you oven to 180° and continue to cook till roast is done.

Handy Tips

  • Use a good quality course salt this will help dry out the skin and create your perfect pork crackle.
  •  By removing the roast from the packaging and leaving uncovered in your fridge you will start to dry out the skin.
  • Putting your roast in the oven at room temp not straight out of the fridge will allow your oven to not lose any heat which helps crackle quicker.