One of the joys of slowly reared native breed pork is there is always plenty of unctuous fat. Nothing beats rich, buttery, sweet pork fat once it has been gently rendered into submission during a long slow cook.
The fat in this recipe not only provides incredible flavour, it also acts as a cooking liquor for the dish of roasted potatoes that sit snuggly below the handsome pork joint.
This is lazy cooking, which results in sublime eating. Perfect for chilly days when only hearty comfort food will do.