Pulled Pork Sandwiches
The pulled pork sandwiches are perfect as winter meals that are warm and spicy. Usually this category consists of buns instead of the bread that normally constitute the sandwich. Many people due to its flavor and the different textures of its preparation love the pulled pork. These sandwiches have a contrast between the crispy exterior and the tender melting portion inside. Mostly meat from the pigs shoulder is used which has good amount of fat that renders out during the long cooking.
A pulled pork sandwich should be messy, that makes it perfectly summer by the pool food at home. The preparation time is just 5 minutes where as the seasoning takes about one hour. With the below recipe 6 to 8 serves can be done. The cooking time takes about 5 ½ hour. Following are the ingredients required for the pulled pork sandwiches.
* 1/4 cup dark brown sugar that is lightly packed
* 2 tbsp kosher or coarse salt
* 2 tbsp paprika
* 1 tbsp ground black pepper
* 1/2 tbsp ground coriander and dry mustard that is found in spice section
* 1/2 tsp onion powder
* 1 boneless pork butt which weighs about 3 pounds
* 1 1/2 cups apple juice
* 1/2 cup water
* 1 package plain soft white rolls or other bread
One can also consider bone-in or bone-less pork butts. Both of have them have their equal benefits. Cooking the bone-in pork will contribute some flavor, which also helps in cooking time slightly. Else, the bone can also be removed to get the flavor deep inside the meat.
Mix brown sugar and dry spices together in a small bowl. Rub this to all over the pork, cover it and place it in the refrigerator for an hour. Preheat the oven to 300 degrees and lay pork on the rack, which is fitted inside the roasting pan. Pour in water and apple juice and tightly cover the pan with foil, and slow down the roast for 5 hours. After this, remove the foil and cook for another 30 minutes. It should be cooked until the pork becomes brown from outside and meat becomes very tender.
Remove the pork from the oven, transfer to large platter and allow meat to rest for about 10 minutes. While the pork is still warm, shred the pork into very small pieces using fingers or forks. When the pork is ready for serving, cover it and refrigerate for up to 2 days. When it is required to reheat then put it in shallow baking dish and place it in 350-degree oven for 15 minutes.
For making pulled pork sandwiches, it is necessary that the pork be shredded well enough into pieces that are easy to eat. Then the bun should be the typical white buns, which are very cheap. The cole slaw is a portable salad stuff that is served in little polystyrene containers with chicken. The pulled pork sandwiches are topped with chopped cabbage. The other toppings are the mayonnaise, vinegar, and pepper which can change the flavor to some extent.