Monday, December 29, 2008

Melted Pork Sammiches

In the wake of the first holiday wave, we're finally getting settled back into some semblance of a routine. There always seems to be a bit of let-down after so many consecutive days of activity, so it seems appropriate to share something delicious and comforting.

You might recall the meltingly tender pork roast recipe that we shared with you earlier in the month. Well, in addition to serving as a delicious dinner that first night, the pork also turned out to make some great leftovers. And this sammich is one of the best of the best.

The inspiration began when we found these delicious looking pretzel rolls at the supermarket bakery.

We bought up a couple of them, brought them home, and started cooking up our sammich concept. The first step was to chop and saute a bit of onion.
And why not get some good caramelization in while we're at it?
We shredded up a bit of the leftover pork...
... sliced up one of the rolls and spruced it up a bit with some of those delicious melted apples and onions.
At that point, we added the pulled pork, a nice handful of the caramelized onions, and a few slices of aged swiss cheese.
And we put the sammich right under the broil to melt the cheese and brown everything up a bit.

The results were beyond fantastic. In fact, this was the perfect sort of sandwich for pairing with a nice pumpkin ale on a cold, snowy evening.

My advice? Make up some of that pork roast and try it for yourself!

Meltingly Tender Pork with Apples

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  1. I have never seen a Pretzel roll/bread before and I must try it!

    The pork looks fork tender too!

  2. You are killing me. Killing me softly with that sammich.

  3. Yum yum yum. That looks beautiful. I'll bet some cheddar would be wonderful with that as well.

    Can I come over for lunch?

  4. It looks absolutely fantastic...I love it. Oh how I would love one.

  5. okay - that will have to be a staple in your restaraunt one day! You will be taking Milwaukee by storm with your delish sammiches!

  6. This looks so darn good I can almost taste it, Great sammich!!!

  7. Mmm, that's my kind of sammich! Fantastic job.

  8. That is such an interesting bun. I wouldn't have expected it to be so light on the inside. And that sandwich, oh how I love pulled pork sandwiches! Great idea to add apples to the spread. Perfect combo. Hope you had a wonderful holiday season, Happy New Year!

  9. Okay, I'm going to need an apple fix very soon after reading the above post and now this one. This sandwich is my idea of HEAVEN. I've not had that pretzel roll, but just looking at it makes me drool. Feed me. This sandwich. Please. I feel the need to hug my screen. YUM!

  10. Every now and then I stumble on a photo of a dish that makes me want to close the door, be alone with myself, my food, and my lurid thoughts, and smoke a cigarette afterward.

    Pure Food Porn Moments. Today, this sandwich ... is that Food Porn Moment.

    Pretzel Rolls are my favorite. Pork is my favorite. Caramelized Onions are my favorite. I sound like Buddy the Elf: Smiling is my Favorite.

    I want this sandwich. Bad.

  11. That looks so delicious! I'm definitely trying your pork & apples recipe soon. Must find some pretzel bread around here for sandwiches.


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