Friday, February 2, 2018
ROAST OF PORK
This is a good winter meal. The shakers thought ginger aided digestion, and it was added often to pork and other hearty meals.
ROAST OF PORK ~ Serves 8
Baked Pork Roast ... makes good cold sandwiches too.
5 or 6 pounds loin of pork * Juice of ½ lemon * 1 teaspoon ground Ginger * 1 teaspoon Salt * ½ teaspoon ground Black Pepper * 1 teaspoon Flour * Small peeled Potatoes * 3 TBSP Flour
Trim off some of the fat, for too much fat spoils the flavor of any meat and makes pork indigestible. Place roast in baking pan and pour the lemon juice over it. Dust with ginger; sprinkle with salt and pepper, and dredge with flour. Bake in a moderate (350-degree) oven for 3 to 3 ½ hours. For the last half hour, surround with small peeled potatoes. Those will absorb some of the fat. Make a brown gravy from pan drippings.
Remove enough pan gravy to make 2 cups (otherwise augment with hot beef bouillon). Mix 3 TBSP flour with ½ cup pan juice and beat to make smooth. Heat gravy in saucepan and gradually add flour, stirring to keep smooth. Add salt and pepper to taste.