Sandwiches are one of my all time favourite foods, and having recently opened an espresso bar that sells gourmet sandwiches, I am constantly on the hunt for new sandwich ideas. Whenever I am looking for new food ideas, I turn to Pinterest; it’s the greatest when you are looking for inspiration. I have a whole board dedicated to sandwiches!
I stumbled across a a pulled pork sandwich recipe. The recipe sounded so amazing that I wanted to get in my car and head to the shops ASAP to begin making my very own pulled pork sandwich. Unfortunately, pulled pork takes a few hours to make, so I wasn’t lucky enough to have a pork sandwich for lunch that day but I did make sure it was on the menu for my cafe on it’s very first day of opening.
I’ve decided to share the recipe with you because I’m a big believer that you shouldn’t keep wonderful recipes to yourself — good food should be shared. So you should all share your amazing recipes with me! Seriously!
The most important part of the sandwich is the bread; you need to have great bread to make an amazing sandwich. Recently, I discovered Autolyse’s seeded sourdough and Oh-Em-Gee! It is delicious. I highly recommend it.
Once you have your bread, you will need to get the other ingredients.
chicken stock cubes
salt and pepper to taste
yellow American mustard
2 pieces of Swiss cheese
Place the pork shoulder in a slow cooker and season with salt, pepper and paprika.
Add the garlic, onion, chicken stock cubes and white wine.
Turn on your slow cooker. If you use the high setting, it will only take approximately 4-5 hours to cook, but if you’re like me and lead a busy life, I find the 12 hour timer (low) the most handy for me.
Once your meat is cooked, let it cool down and then shred it with your hands. Make sure you mix through the onion and garlic.
On two slices of butter sourdough, evenly place a good amount of pulled pork on one piece of bread.
Thinly slice one of the pickles and evenly place on top of the pulled pork. Squeeze a good amount of American yellow mustard over the sandwich and season with salt and pepper.
Depending on how large your sandwich is, you may need two to three pieces of Swiss cheese. Place on top of sandwich, slightly overlapping.
Put the top piece of bread on and butter the top and bottom of your sandwich.
Turn on your sandwich press and grill your sandwich until golden.
Carefully remove from the press and using a toothpick, skewer the second pickle to the sandwich.
Your sandwich is ready to eat! I guarantee it will be one of the greatest sandwiches you have ever eaten.