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Crown Roast of Pork

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. Bake: 3 hours + standing

Makes

14 servings

My favorite entree for Christmas and other special occasions, a crown roast is easy to prepare. Both its elegant appearance and excellent flavor are sure to impress your friends and family. (Call ahead to order a crown roast from your butcher or meat department.)

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon dried parsley flakes
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 pork crown roast (14 ribs and about 8 pounds)
  • Foil or paper frills for rib ends

Directions

  1. In a small bowl, combine the parsley, oil, salt and pepper; rub over roast. Place on a rack in a large shallow roasting pan. Cover rib ends with pieces of foil. Bake at 350° for 3 to 3-1/2 hours or until a thermometer reads 160°.
  2. Transfer roast to a serving platter. Let stand for 10-15 minutes. Remove foil pieces. Garnish rib ends with foil or paper frills. Cut between ribs to serve.

Nutrition Facts

1 slice: 233 calories, 12g fat (4g saturated fat), 71mg cholesterol, 216mg sodium, 0 carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 29g protein.

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