Very tender roast, wonderful rich gravy. Serve with mashed tatters or French fries. Wonderful as left over for hot pork sandwiches. I've made this type roast for over 50 years!
- Pre-heat oven to 350°F.
- Melt lard in cast iron dutch oven, or very heavy bottomed pot with lid, over medium high heat.
- Salt and pepper all sides of pork roast.
- When lard just begins to give off smell of being hot, place roast in pot.
- DO NOT move it for a minute or so, then rotate it to brown all sides.
- Lay garlic cloves and onion slices around the roast and stir to brown them a bit.
- Mix Kitchen Bouquet into the 2 cups of water.
- Pour in the water mixture.
- Bring to a boil.
- Cover tightly and place in lower portion of the oven.
- Roast 1 hour for boneless roast; 1-3/4 hours for bone-in roast.
- Half-way through roasting time turn the roast over.
- Remove roast from pan and cover to keep hot.
- Mix 2 Tablespoons cornstarch into 1/2 cup water.
- Using a whisk, stir the cornstarch mixture into the pot drippings, breaking up the garlic cloves as you mix.
- Bring to a boil, taste and season if needed with salt and/or pepper.
- NOTE: Pork roast made this way is ALWAYS tender.
- It makes wonderful hot pork sandwiches!
- The gravy is out of this world!