Mom's Roast Leg of Pork

Recipe from: 8/10/2006 12:00:00 AM

Ingredients 10
Servings 8


  • 1
    leg of pork
  • 250
  • 250
    dry white wine
  • 2
    garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1
    onion, sliced
  • 15
  • 1
    bay leaf, crushed
  • 5
    chopped red chilli
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 200
    smoked ham or toucinho fumado, thinly sliced


Prick the leg of pork all over with a fork. Mix the vinegar, wine, garlic, onion, paprika, bay leaf, chilli, salt and pepper and rub the meat with half the mixture, reserving the rest. Put the meat in a non-metallic container and cover with clingfilm. Leave the leg to marinate in the fridge overnight.

Preheat the oven to 160 degrees. Remove the leg from the container and discard the marinade. Put the meat in a roasting pan, cover with the ham slices and arrange the potatoes around the meat. Pour over the remaining marinade and roast the leg, allowing 25 minutes per 500 g meat plus 30 minutes extra. Baste the leg frequently with the marinade while roasting.


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