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roasting a pork leg in the dutch oven. What to serve as sides


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roasting a pork leg in the dutch oven. What to serve as sides

jeniyo | Jun 10, 2011 09:13 AM


I defrosted this big pork leg, partially deboned and roasted it on a whim last night. I was winging it, so i don't know exactly what "style" this falls under. mashed potatoes or shredded for arroz/ tacos???

did i cross the line here?

here is what i did to the leg last night
trimmed the legs so that there is only a 1/8 thin layer of fat off the top, left the leg partially boned in. tied it up.
rubbed it with oregano, lemon peel, lemon thyme, ancho chili, crushed fennel seed and corianders seeds, S&P.
browned it in some leftover bacon fat (from the same pig actually) and 1 cup of water and 1 cup of chardonnay i was drinking.
Roasted in the oven 300deg for around 5 hours.
I am thinking it needs more roasting, but it was so hot in the house and i wanted to go to bed... would another 2 hours in the oven do any good? or is it too late as the meat will dry out??

The husband is in the house with the in-laws and therefore i am not home to serve it. So, i need a few sides that are easy to put together when i get home tonight.. any suggestions?

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