Bavarian Pork Roast from my Childhood

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As a child, I remember waking up on a Sunday morning to the smell of my mothers Bavarian Pork Roast in the oven

She would go to the early church service, and then roast the Schweinebraten while we were gone to the later mass. At noon we were ready to sit at the table or Mittagstisch

Usually I would sear the meat in a pan before placing it in the oven or pot. I prefer a smoky taste, so this time I placed the large pork shoulder on the grill and charred it on each side for several minutes, then placed it into the oven (stove top, Instant Pot).

About the fatty part: Slice with a sharp knife criss cross in a diamond shaped pattern. I found out it is actually easier just to do that before you broil the pork roast at the end.

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Serve with Potato pureeBread dumplings, or Potato dumplings and gravy

Instant Pot – Pressure cooker:

If you want to save time, the Instant Pot for 45 minutes to 1 hour (15 min. per pound).
Instant Pot recipe: Sear the seasoned pork in vegetable oil on all sides, add the chopped vegetables and sear 2 more minutes. Add 1 cup of beer and 1 cup of water, minced onion and garlic to the IP, place pork on top of trivet, cover with caraway seeds (optional). Close lid and pressure cook on high the 3 to 4 lb roast for 55 minutes, 10 minutes slow release. (15 min. per pound). Turn the oven on broil. Place the pork into a roasting pan with fatty side up and cut a criss cross pattern on top. Brush with beer and honey mixture. Add 1 cup beer or liquid to pan and broil until the fat is crusty on top, about 10 to 15 minutes. Prepare the gravy as directed. Ninja OL701  Pressure Cooker and Steam Fryer can be bought here on Amazon 

Serve with my Servietten Semmelknödel

Serviettenknoede, bread dumplings