French Roast Pork Recipe

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French Roast Pork

Annacia *


A recipe that I found years ago in: Guide To Travel in France and All Things French. The intro reads: "This recipe is good, and simple. I like making the gravy half way through like this to avoid some of the last minute panic.".

I do need to mention that you should watch the roast for timing. Sometimes, I have found,that it will cook faster than at other times. I suspect that it has to do with the fat content in the meat and possibly the age of the pig although I nit sure if that's the case. Anyway do check as it can be a time variance of up to 45 mins over all.

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30 Min


1 Hr 20 Min




(5 lb) pork rib roast
garlic cloves, thinly sliced
1 1/2 tsp
1/4 tsp
black pepper
1/2 c
chopped onion
1/2 c
chopped carrot
parsley sprigs
2 Tbsp
all-purpose flour
1 Tbsp
salt or to taste
1/4 tsp
black pepper
1/4 c
butter or 1?4 cup margarine, melted
chopped parsley
2 c
chicken stock
3 lb
medium potatoes, pared and sliced thin
1 c
chopped onion

Directions Step-By-Step

Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.

Wipe pork roast with damp paper towel and rub the outside of the pork with the slices of garlic.
Combine 1 1/2 teaspoons salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper and rub over pork to coat well and insert garlic slivers where possible in crevices in bone.
Place the pork, fat side up, in a large shallow roasting pan on top of 1/2 cup chopped onion, 1/2 cup chopped carrots and 2 parsley sprigs and roast uncovered for 1 hour.
Remove from the pan and pour off most of the fat, leaving about 1 tablespoon in pan, stir 2 tablespoons flour into pan and gradually stir in 1 1/2 cup of chicken stock into flour mixture until well combined and smooth.
Bring to the boil then reduce heat to a simmer, stirring to dissolve browned bits for about 2 minutes, strain gravy through strainer into saucepan, discarding vegetables.Set gravy aside to reheat later and return pork to roasting tray.
Gently toss sliced potatoes with 1 cup chopped onion and 1 tablespoon chopped parsley, 1 tablespoon salt and 1/8 teaspoon pepper to mix well, arrange around roast and heat remaining chicken stock to boiling and pour over potatoes, brush potatoes with melted butter.
Reduce oven temperature to 400 degrees F, then roast pork 45 minutes to 1 hour longer, reheat the gravy and serve with pork and potatoes.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Roasts
Main Ingredient: Pork
Regional Style: French