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At Home with Sophia: the perfect pulled pork sandwich

By Sophia Carlini - 13 February 2016 19

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.

Method:

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.

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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.

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Your sandwich is ready to eat! I guarantee it will be one of the greatest sandwiches you have ever eaten.

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19 Responses to
At Home with Sophia: the perfect pulled pork sandwich
HenryBG 9:14 pm 21 Feb 16

dungfungus said :

bronal said :

dungfungus said :

HenryBG said :

dungfungus said :

Did you hear about the hipster that had to be taken to hospital after he was told the pork he had just eaten wasn’t pulled?

Ah, you’ve just explained something – in Melbourne recently and I went to a casual-looking Asian restaurant for dinner. I couldn’t understand why 50% of the menu items appeared to have malapropistic “pulled pork” in them. It wasn’t even good, and I’m a big fan of pork in all its forms.

All the hipster restaurants in Canberra are now offering something “pulled”.
With pork, the rage a couple of years ago was pork “belly”.
There is now a restaurant in a Barton hotel which has the ultimate dish called “roasted pulled lamb belly”.
I have no idea what it means but I only hope it is done after the poor animal is slaughtered.
One thing common to all these places is that when the meal is over they sure now how to “pull your wallet”.

Not to mention ‘smashed’ and hopefully ‘drizzled’ with ‘jus’.

I dream of the day when I can find an eatery that serves crumbed cutlets with mashed potato, pumpkin and green beans – some gravy and/or mint sauce on the side.

Most of the clubs do a proper dinner.

Stick to clubs or traditional restaurants and steer clear of people who’ve spent too long watching TV chefs and think that stuff is real.

http://www.centralcafe.com.au/index.php/menu

Although, not so keen on seeing the following nonsense that’s crept onto the Central Cafe’s menu:
“salt crusted”, “chargrilled”….

crackerpants 1:22 pm 21 Feb 16

bronal said :

dungfungus said :

HenryBG said :

dungfungus said :

Did you hear about the hipster that had to be taken to hospital after he was told the pork he had just eaten wasn’t pulled?

Ah, you’ve just explained something – in Melbourne recently and I went to a casual-looking Asian restaurant for dinner. I couldn’t understand why 50% of the menu items appeared to have malapropistic “pulled pork” in them. It wasn’t even good, and I’m a big fan of pork in all its forms.

All the hipster restaurants in Canberra are now offering something “pulled”.
With pork, the rage a couple of years ago was pork “belly”.
There is now a restaurant in a Barton hotel which has the ultimate dish called “roasted pulled lamb belly”.
I have no idea what it means but I only hope it is done after the poor animal is slaughtered.
One thing common to all these places is that when the meal is over they sure now how to “pull your wallet”.

Not to mention ‘smashed’ and hopefully ‘drizzled’ with ‘jus’.

Maybe hipsters need their food to be more thoroughly abused than the rest of us. I mean, if your avocado is merely mashed instead of smashed, you haven’t shown it you mean business.

fabforty 11:32 am 21 Feb 16

“I dream of the day when I can find an eatery that serves crumbed cutlets with mashed potato, pumpkin and green beans – some gravy and/or mint sauce on the side”.

Oh yes. And NOTHING served in mason jars – especially if it comes with a cutsie wutsie striped straw. Ugh !

switch 9:18 am 21 Feb 16

dungfungus said :

I dream of the day when I can find an eatery that serves crumbed cutlets with mashed potato, pumpkin and green beans – some gravy and/or mint sauce on the side.

Lots of eateries serve that Dungers, except they give them such high-falutin’ names you may not recognize them as such.

dungfungus 2:15 pm 20 Feb 16

bronal said :

dungfungus said :

HenryBG said :

dungfungus said :

Did you hear about the hipster that had to be taken to hospital after he was told the pork he had just eaten wasn’t pulled?

Ah, you’ve just explained something – in Melbourne recently and I went to a casual-looking Asian restaurant for dinner. I couldn’t understand why 50% of the menu items appeared to have malapropistic “pulled pork” in them. It wasn’t even good, and I’m a big fan of pork in all its forms.

All the hipster restaurants in Canberra are now offering something “pulled”.
With pork, the rage a couple of years ago was pork “belly”.
There is now a restaurant in a Barton hotel which has the ultimate dish called “roasted pulled lamb belly”.
I have no idea what it means but I only hope it is done after the poor animal is slaughtered.
One thing common to all these places is that when the meal is over they sure now how to “pull your wallet”.

Not to mention ‘smashed’ and hopefully ‘drizzled’ with ‘jus’.

I dream of the day when I can find an eatery that serves crumbed cutlets with mashed potato, pumpkin and green beans – some gravy and/or mint sauce on the side.

Masquara 1:03 pm 20 Feb 16

Huh? There are a heap of five-star reviews on your Facebook page – posted months before you actually opened!

bronal 5:28 pm 19 Feb 16

dungfungus said :

HenryBG said :

dungfungus said :

Did you hear about the hipster that had to be taken to hospital after he was told the pork he had just eaten wasn’t pulled?

Ah, you’ve just explained something – in Melbourne recently and I went to a casual-looking Asian restaurant for dinner. I couldn’t understand why 50% of the menu items appeared to have malapropistic “pulled pork” in them. It wasn’t even good, and I’m a big fan of pork in all its forms.

All the hipster restaurants in Canberra are now offering something “pulled”.
With pork, the rage a couple of years ago was pork “belly”.
There is now a restaurant in a Barton hotel which has the ultimate dish called “roasted pulled lamb belly”.
I have no idea what it means but I only hope it is done after the poor animal is slaughtered.
One thing common to all these places is that when the meal is over they sure now how to “pull your wallet”.

Not to mention ‘smashed’ and hopefully ‘drizzled’ with ‘jus’.

pink little birdie 4:08 pm 19 Feb 16

HenryBG said :

dungfungus said :

Did you hear about the hipster that had to be taken to hospital after he was told the pork he had just eaten wasn’t pulled?

Ah, you’ve just explained something – in Melbourne recently and I went to a casual-looking Asian restaurant for dinner. I couldn’t understand why 50% of the menu items appeared to have malapropistic “pulled pork” in them. It wasn’t even good, and I’m a big fan of pork in all its forms.

Yeah pulled pork is my least favourite form of pork. It pretty much always disappoints me.
Sourdough in my opinion is best served as thick toast with bacon and eggs.

dungfungus 10:00 am 19 Feb 16

HenryBG said :

dungfungus said :

Did you hear about the hipster that had to be taken to hospital after he was told the pork he had just eaten wasn’t pulled?

Ah, you’ve just explained something – in Melbourne recently and I went to a casual-looking Asian restaurant for dinner. I couldn’t understand why 50% of the menu items appeared to have malapropistic “pulled pork” in them. It wasn’t even good, and I’m a big fan of pork in all its forms.

All the hipster restaurants in Canberra are now offering something “pulled”.
With pork, the rage a couple of years ago was pork “belly”.
There is now a restaurant in a Barton hotel which has the ultimate dish called “roasted pulled lamb belly”.
I have no idea what it means but I only hope it is done after the poor animal is slaughtered.
One thing common to all these places is that when the meal is over they sure now how to “pull your wallet”.

Wherearetherealliber 9:42 pm 18 Feb 16

What a mean sandwich – should have at least double the amount of pork plus bbq sauce or gravy. This just looks like deli pork.

jason_marsh 8:45 pm 16 Feb 16

super evening snack !
Good work

gazket 5:31 pm 16 Feb 16

where is the pork ? you baked a shoulder of Pork . What a stingy sandwich.

HenryBG 2:14 pm 16 Feb 16

dungfungus said :

Did you hear about the hipster that had to be taken to hospital after he was told the pork he had just eaten wasn’t pulled?

Ah, you’ve just explained something – in Melbourne recently and I went to a casual-looking Asian restaurant for dinner. I couldn’t understand why 50% of the menu items appeared to have malapropistic “pulled pork” in them. It wasn’t even good, and I’m a big fan of pork in all its forms.

dungfungus 10:52 pm 15 Feb 16

Did you hear about the hipster that had to be taken to hospital after he was told the pork he had just eaten wasn’t pulled?

rosscoact 5:52 pm 15 Feb 16

That was very bad timing reading this recipe before my evening gruel on a fasting day

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