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Forever Roasted Pork

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“A Michael Chiarello recipe. Made this up yesterday because I was craving delicious, fall-apart tender pork and this really fit the bill. This is Fennel Spice Rub for Turkey (Michael Chiarello), which you need for this recipe and is easy to make and good for so many other dishes! This delicious roast requires long, slow cooking. I say it was worth the wait!”
READY IN:
8hrs 25mins
SERVES:
6-8
UNITS:
US

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Directions

  1. Heat the olive oil in a large saute pan over medium heat until hot; add the onions and a pinch of salt and pepper; reduce the heat to medium-low and cook for about 1 minute; add the sage and cook until the onions cease throwing off water, about 3 minutes; add the water, cover, and cook until the onions are very tender, about 10 minutes; uncover and saute until the onions are very soft and the pan is dry again, about 2 minutes; season well with salt and pepper.
  2. Preheat the oven to 275 degrees fahrenheit; peel back the pork skin and spread the onions directly on the fat layer; fold the skin back over the onions and tie closed with kitchen string (I didn't do this - just patted everything into place); season well all over with the fennel spice.
  3. Arrange the meat on a rack in a roasting pan and cook until the meat is very tender, 6 to 8 hours; it is ready when it pulls away easily if picked at with a pair of tongs; it is often easiest to cook the meat overnight, or put it in the oven in the morning and let it cook all day; it does not need to be attended.

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