Crackling ham boneless leg

We’re bringing together two all-time Christmas favourites – ham and crackling roast pork – for the ultimate festive main. Trust us, you’ll want to try this recipe.



Note: + Overnight chilling & 5 mins standing time

2h 10m


  • 1.5kg Coles Australian Crackling Ham Roast
  • 1 tbs salt flakes



Preheat oven to 240°C. Remove the ham from the bag. Pat dry with paper towel and place, rind-side up, on a baking tray. Place, uncovered, in the fridge overnight to dry.


Remove the net from the ham. Using a sharp knife or box cutter, score across the rind at 3-5mm intervals. Rub salt over the rind. Place ham on a rack in a roasting pan and set aside for 5 mins to draw out the moisture.


Roast ham for 40-50 mins or until the rind starts to crackle. Reduce oven to 200°C and cook for a further 1 hour – 1 hour 20 mins or until the rind is golden brown and crackling and an instant-read thermometer inserted into the centre of ham reads 60°C. 


Transfer ham to a carving board and use a sharp knife to slice.

Tip: for best results, cook the ham on its own in the oven. Don’t turn the oven temperature down until the skin starts to crackle or you won't end up with delicious crispy crackling.

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