Why butterfly a roast? Butterflying and adding a rich filling helps keep an otherwise lean cut of pork moist, and makes this bargain cut infinitely more festive.
Often you can ask the butcher to butterfly the pork loin for you while you wait. But if that’s not an option, don’t despair. It’s not difficult to do it yourself.
Portlander Matthew Card is a contributing editor to Cook’s Illustrated and writes a monthly column for the Oregonian. Here he shows how you butterfly a pork roast. And once you’ve mastered that, try Matthew’s recipe for Fennel-Stuffed Roast Pork Loin.
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