When I lived in Chicago used to go to Cicero for a treat like this, served with steamed dumplings and mashed potatoes. Use the drippings to make an incredible gravy.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
5 mins
cook:
1 hr 30 mins
total:
1 hr 35 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).

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  • Heat a roasting pan over medium high heat until hot. Rub the roast with the marjoram, salt and pepper. Brown all sides of the roast in the hot roasting pan. Sprinkle caraway seeds over all and pour in enough water to come halfway up the sides of the roast.

  • Cover and place roast in the preheated oven. Bake for 1 1/2 hours, or until an internal temperature of 145 degrees F (63 degrees C) is reached, about 30 minutes per pound. Remove from oven and let sit for 10 minutes before carving.

Nutrition Facts

500 calories; protein 36.4g; carbohydrates 3g; fat 37.4g; cholesterol 138.3mg; sodium 46.1mg. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 5 stars
10/20/2003
I first let the spices "merry" for 24 hours. After browning the roast, I cook it using apple cider beer in the pressure cooker and served it with spatzle and cooked apples. Skim fat and reduce liquid for gravy. It's wonderful and is now my husband's favorite pork roast recipe. Jannette Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
10/20/2005
I'm not a fan of caraway seeds so I'm not sure why I made this. Something different I guess. DH liked it better than I did. Just too "caraway-ie" for me. Read More
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53 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 38
  • 4 star values: 10
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
10/19/2003
I first let the spices "merry" for 24 hours. After browning the roast, I cook it using apple cider beer in the pressure cooker and served it with spatzle and cooked apples. Skim fat and reduce liquid for gravy. It's wonderful and is now my husband's favorite pork roast recipe. Jannette Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/19/2003
I cooked my roast in the crockpot and it turned out great. The gravy was also pretty tasty. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/28/2007
After years of unsuccessfully trying to duplicate a traditional Bohemian Pork Roast with gravy & dumplings Christmas dinner I had with a family of Bohemian ancestry back in the early 1970's, I stumbled across this recipe. I prepared it this Christmas along with gravy made from the pan juices and Spaetzle. My quest for the perfect Christmas Pork Roast from my past has now been ended. The only change I made to the original recipe was the addition of garlic powder in the rub. It was a huge hit with my family and I thank you so much for helping perfect my Christmas dinner. I will use this recipe for the rest of my life and hopefully pass it on to my children. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/10/2006
Recipe for Chech Doumpling 1 slice toasted buttered bread cut into small squares 1 cup flour 1tps. baking powder 1/4 cup milk 1tps. salt 1 egg Mix all ingrediants togeter and make an oblong loaf and let it rise one hour on a bread board under an inverted bowl. Put in a pot of boiling water and boil for ten minutes a side (20 min.total) until done. Cut with a string or knife before serving. Makes 1 eight inch loaf. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/19/2003
An easy to make melt-in-your mouth moist and delicious pork roast. Did make the gravy and it was wonderful! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/27/2006
I grew up in the aforementioned town of Cicero and this recipe is right on the money! A taste of the sadly disappearing Bohemian restaurants found on the Cermak Road of my youth. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/09/2005
I followed the recipe except after browning the roast I removed it from the pan and added the caraway seed with 1/2 cup of water simmered it down and then wrapped the juice with the roast in tinfoil and put it on the grill for 2 hours. This was the best pork that I have ever eaten. We put some corn on the cob unshucked on the grill which was a nice meal idea. This winter I will try it in the oven. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/16/2008
This was excellent. We served it with Potato Dumplings (my oma's recipe); German Green Beans; applesauce; gravy; sauerkraut; and, of course, a good German beer. YUM! Thanks for sharing! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/03/2007
I made this for dinner tonight and it was delicious. The cooking time was right on and the roast came out tender and moist. I served it with pieroges german potato salad applesauce and green beans. Will definetly make again! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
10/20/2005
I'm not a fan of caraway seeds so I'm not sure why I made this. Something different I guess. DH liked it better than I did. Just too "caraway-ie" for me. Read More
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