Rack of Pork in Clay Pot
- 1 (4-pound) pork rack, frenched
- 1 1/2 cups kosher salt dissolved in 1 gallon of water
- 3 garlic cloves, plus 1 crushed clove, plus 1 crushed clove
- 3 tablespoons yellow mustard
- Pinch paprika
- 1 tablespoon dried oregano
- 1 teaspoon crushed red peppercorn
- 1 (12-ounce can) beer
- 1 cup white wine
- 1 lemon, juiced
- 1/2 cup water
- 1 tomato, peeled and diced
- 1 onion, finely chopped
- 1 apple, peeled and cut into small cubes
- Parsley, for garnish
Soak pork in salted water for 2 to 3 hours. Remove pork and rinse.
Cover and place in a cold oven and set temperature for 385 degrees F. Cook for 2 1/2 hours or until meat falls off the bone. After the first hour turn the meat with a large fork and cook for an additional hour to hour and a half.
Remove meat and let it stand for 10 minutes before carving. Arrange meat on a platter, pour part of the sauce over the meat and decorate with fresh parsley.
Note: If there is too much liquid remaining in pot, remove the lid and let cook uncovered for the last 10 minutes. Remove pot from the oven and place on stovetop.
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Recipe courtesy of Mario Batali