I just love the way a crown roast of pork looks. It makes me think of elegant, sophisticated dinners. It happens to be very easy too, if you let your butcher do all the work. Tell them you want a crown roast of pork, frenched and tied. Frenched means that they have cleaned the meat off the end of the rib bones. You can certainly do this at home, but it is a little time-consuming. The “wow” factor of a crown roast of pork is my favorite part. People always “oh and ah” when I set it on the table. I recently served this for a Halloween party. It feels very medieval to me. I think about sitting at a long table in a castle with goblets of wine and ladies dressed in their finest. I think it is the bones sticking up from the top that elicit that response from me . You can make it more sophisticated and special by buying those cute little chefs hats to go on top of the rib bones. That would be a more elegant presentation for Christmas.
Crown Roast of Pork was a huge hit at my party. I had plenty of stuffing to fill the pork and bake some in a baking dish. Strangely enough, I don’t like stuffing inside a turkey, but I absolutely, positively adored the stuffing in the pork. That luscious pork flavor permeated the stuffing, yum yum! The baked stuffing was still delicious on its own. So go ahead and make it for a special occasion at your house. Some things to know about a crown roast of pork. It is actually a rib pork loin that is wrapped in a circle with the ribs standing up. It needs to be large enough to create the circle. You want to buy about one rib per person. I bought a 10 rib pork loin which feed 7 of us at a dinner party, and we had leftovers the next night. Make friends with the butcher at your local grocery store or butcher shoppe. They will quickly become a best friend and save you so much time and energy with your meat.
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