How To Make A Pork Crown

#GrillMasterRecipes: Making a Pork Crown!

What Is A Pork Crown?

A Pork Crown is the formation of a pork rib rack, typically 8 ribs, formed into a circle, with the ribs up.

A pork crown is a culinary achievement and it looks cool enough to be the centerpiece of your table. Packaging a pork crown is a challenge (which is why we do not sell the crowns already made) and it's best if you season the pork before you build the crown. But by looking at this video you will see how easy it is to make it yourself.

How To Make A Pork Crown From Scratch

Here are the step-by-step instructions to make your own pork crown.

Step 1: Preheat oven to 350F.

preheating the oven

Step 2: Make incisions every two bones, cut about 1" deep so you can bend the pork rack.

making a pork crown

If you over-cut it will be fine, do not be shy.

wrapping the pork crown

Step 3: Season with your favorite rub.

seasoning the pork crown

We used our Notorious P.I.G. Rub which is awesome. 

Step 4: Tie with a string to make a crown, as shown.

tying the pork crown

This part can be challenging if you do not have a lot of experience. It helps to enlist a helper who can tie the string while you hold the crown.

Take your time and be patient. Trust us, it's worth it!

Step 5: OPTIONAL: Make incisions in between the bones on top.

making incisions to the pork crown

This will improve the look of your crown once cooked, has no impact on flavor.

Step 6: Place in a rack, bones up.

preparing pork crown

Step 7: Cook 18 minutes per lbs (until 145-160 internal temperature).

cooking pork crown

You CAN eat pork cooked medium, specially when we are using high quality pork such as the one Meat N' Bone sells.

Step 8: Rest for 20 min.

resting the pork crown

Step 9: Carve and serve!

Pork Crown
juicy pork crown


Need a Pork Rib Rack for your Pork Crown? Well this is our's, sourced from Niman Ranch:

Pork Rib Rack - Meat N' Bone

Pork Rib Rack

Pork Crown | Pork Roast

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