National crown roast of pork day
March 7th, 2012
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While you're frying up some eggs and bacon, we're cooking up something else: a way to celebrate today's food holiday.

A crown fit for a serious fan of the other white meat - March 7 is National Crown Roast of Pork Day!

Turn your normal meal into a royal feast with this white-capped crown of pork glory.

Known as the crown roast, pork loin is gathered into a circle with the rib bones pointing upwards like the peaks of a crown. Usually, this contains two rib racks, or 12 ribs from one pork loin, tied together with twine. This also means "Frenching" the ribs - slightly cutting and cracking the bone so they can be molded into a crown.

The meatiest part of the impressive crown roast is at the bottom, facing inwards. And any serious pork fan knows that the rib portion of the loin is one of the choicest and tastiest cuts.

A holiday entree fit for a king, or just worthy of celebrating the fact that it's Wednesday, the convenient crown shape also enables you to fill up the center with stuffing - so do with that what you will.

Serve a stately supper with this crown roast of pork, roasted garlic and gravy. It just may make a royal impression on that certain someone.



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