On the off-chance you have leftovers from your Fresh Ham Roast Recipe, this sandwich recipe is perfect. Shred the ham roast to make “pulled pork” and prepare your sandwich as follows.
I use only fresh homemade bread or tortillas with this recipe. Try a handful of fresh garden herbs instead of lettuce. I love the crispness of cucumbers on this sandwich. Nothing beats garden fresh tomatoes, but a good salsa can also dress up this sandwich.
The secret to this recipe is to slightly caramelize the onions, and get the pulled pork crisp on one side. Even though this recipe is very healthy, do not be surprised when your family tells you this is the best sandwich they ever tasted.
- 2 to 3 pounds “Four String Pulled Pork”
- 2 tbs extra-virgin olive oil
- 2 sweet onions, sliced
- 2 Serrano or 1 jalapeno pepper, seeds removed, sliced
- homemade wheat bread (or tortillas) or high-quality bread
- 1 cucumber, peeled and thinly sliced
- salsa or diced fresh tomatoes
- handful of chopped fresh herbs (oregano or basil)
- salt and pepper to taste
To prepare: Heat non-stick pan to medium-high. Saute the onions and peppers until softened. Add the pork and saute until the pork is just getting crisp. Remove pork/onion/pepper mixture to serving plate. (Note: Use fairly high heat in pan to caramelize the onions and get the pork slightly crisp on one side.)
To prepare sandwich or taco, place pork mixture on the bread or tortilla. Top with salsa or diced tomatoes, and thinly sliced cucumbers. Generously sprinkle fresh herbs. Salt and pepper to taste.
Close taco or top with another slice of bread and serve.