Slow Cooked Pulled Pork with Home Made Apple Sauce and Crackling

Slow Cooked Pulled Pork with Home Made Apple Sauce and Crackling

Posted 2018-07-19 by finyfollow

I am not a meat eater, apart from chicken, generally however I just felt like some pulled pork and crackle.

I made this in the slow cooker, and roasted the crackle separately.

The apple sauce was simple - just boil up some peeled apples and mash them - no added sguar or anything!

This was absolutely delicious, and I may have to go back to eating meat!

Preparation Time: 15 minutes
Cooking Time: 7 hours
Serves: 3

Piece pork leg, or any cut
About 6 apples
Sea salt
White wine vinegar
2 tsp barbecue sauce
Potatoes - optional

For the pork
  • Take the scored crackle off the meat, and cut any remaining fat off the meat.

  • Rub some oil and salt and pepper into the meat.

  • Put it in your slow cooker on high for about an hour. You do not need liquid as it will create liquid.

  • Turn the heat down to low for 6 hours, or medium for 5 hours. I put in some peeled potatoes for the last hour or so.

  • Take the meat out of the slow cooker, and "pull" it by shredding it with a fork and knife, or two forks.

  • Leave the liquid in the slow cooker, and add the meat back into this.

  • Add some barbecue sauce, stir, turn off the slow cooker, and leave it for about 10 minutes.

  • Apple sauce
  • While the pork is cooking, peel your apples. I used 5 Granny Smiths, and one red apple.

  • Put them in a saucepan with a tiny bit of water, and bring to the boil.

  • Boil them for about 20 minutes or until they are cooked and soft.

  • Mash them with a potato masher - it doesn't matter if the mixture is not fine.

  • Leave this till you are ready to serve the pulled pork.

  • For the crackle
  • About 40 minutes before the meat is ready, preheat the oven to about 220°/200° fan forced.

  • Cut off a lot of the fat off the back of the crackle.

  • Put some white wine vinegar in a flat dish, and dip the crackle in this dish so it is wet all over.

  • Rub some salt over this - not too much or it will be too salty.

  • Put it between two oven racks - skin side up - so that it stays flat, and bake over a tray lined with baking paper for about 30 minutes or until it is crisp.

  • Serve all together - I served over the potatoes. Can be used in sandwiches/lunch boxes.

  • The second night I had it in a hamburger.

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